At Business 20 (B20) in Indonesia, the host country’s health minister said all nations should adopt a global, digital passport for “the next pandemic.”
“Let’s have a digital health certificate acknowledged by WHO,” Indonesia’s health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said Monday.
Sadikin was speaking alongside Indonesia’s minister of energy and tourism. The host ministers spoke to global politicians and business leaders invited to participate in the event.
“If you have been vaccinated or tested properly, then you can move around,” Sadikin said.
“So for the next pandemic, instead of stopping the movement of the people, one hundred percent . . . which stop the economy globally, you know, you can still provide some movement of the people,” he said.
B20 began in 2010 to involve business communities in the G20 dialogue. G20 is an international economic forum.
Indonesia’s B20 website indicates “digitization” is a priority of the international forum. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is listed as a B20 sponsor.
WEF leader Klaus Schwab also spoke at B20 on Monday.
Schwab said the world is suffering a “multi crisis” of economic, political, social, ecological and institutional crises.
“What we have to confront is a deep, systemic, and structural restructuring of our world . . . and this will take some time.”
“And the world will look differently after we have gone through this transition process.”
Last month, Canadians discovered that the Trudeau Liberals have a $105.3 million contract to develop a Known Traveler Digital ID — and the WEF is a project partner.
“It’s no longer a conspiracy theory – it’s a contractual fact,” Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis wrote on Twitter.