G20 Panel Calls for the Institution of Global Digital Health Passports By Ian Miles Cheong for Rebel News
A panel at the ongoing G20 summit has called for the institution of global digital health passports.
Speaking to the crowd in Bali, Indonesian health minister Budi Sadikin called for a “digital health certificate” empowered by the World Health Organization.
“Let’s have a digital health certificate acknowledged by WHO. If you have been vaccinated or tested properly, then you can move around. So for the next pandemic, instead of stopping the movement of the people, one hundred percent… you can still provide some movement of the people,” he said, The Post Millennial reported.
The health minister boasted of Indonesia’s own internal efforts, along with other G20 countries, in establishing an agreement “to have this digital certificate using WHO standards.”
The country, which has strong economic ties to both the United States and China, has embarked on a mission to “improve global health architecture” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Indonesian news publication Tempo. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that the country intends to fund systems to “prevent and cope” with future disease outbreaks.