A report by the World Bank estimates that Africa needs about $12bn (£8.6bn) to buy and distribute enough coronavirus vaccines to interrupt transmission of the virus. The BBC reports that a paper written with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) also argues that G20 nations should extend their moratorium on debt repayments offered to the world’s poorest countries. It says this should be done for another year, in response to the pandemic. The World Bank and the IMF are hosting their spring meetings this week to discuss vaccines, debt, economic recovery, climate change and more.