UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven (G7) to agree to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on June 11 and help inoculate the world by the end of next year, Report informs referring to Reuters.

Just hours after US President Joe Biden vowed to supercharge the battle against the coronavirus with a donation of 500 million Pfizer shots, Johnson said the UK would give at least 100 million surplus vaccines to the poorest nations.

Johnson has already called on G7 leaders to commit to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022, and the group is expected to pledge 1 billion doses during its three-day summit in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay.