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A year has passed since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which also acted as a catalyst for the deepening of the capitalist crisis, bringing much suffering to the working class and other popular strata all over the world. More than 100 million people fell sick, more than 2 million people lost their lives, millions more are faced with the dramatic deterioration of their living conditions and the social impasses of capitalism, such as unemployment, the sharpening of exploitation and repression.

The Communist and Workers' Parties signing this Joint Statement would like first of all to express our solidarity with those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, those who have lost loved ones, those who have fallen sick, and to send our warm thanks to the doctors and nurses, the staff of hospitals and health units who, for a year now, have been fighting this battle, facing great difficulties.

During this period, the acute problems in primary health care and hospitals, the shortages in medical and nursing staff, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), and necessary protective means, due to the underfunding, the commercialization and the privatization of public of National Health Servises and of the medical and pharmaceutical production, which as a trend is expressed throughout the capitalist world, have manifested themselves in a dramatic way. At the same time, monopoly groups and pharmaceutical companies, which have increased their profitability, reap billions, while medicines, medical supplies, vaccines, and research are in the hands of big capital become the subject of profiteering, sharpening  inequalities among countries and geopolitical contradictions. The sharpening of competition for the production and distribution of vaccines and medicines, the delays in the necessary vaccination, the exclusions and the non-disclosure of the contracts with the pharmaceutical industries, express the impasses of the capitalist exploitative system that operates on the basis of the profit of monopoly groups. The importance of the struggle for the rights of the workers and peoples, of the necessity of Socialism, which can put contemporary scientific and technological potential at the service of popular needs, is highlighted.

The Communist and Workers' parties welcome the struggles of the healthcare workers as well as of the workers, the farmers, and the self-employed that demand measures to support their income and protect their health.

We denounce the governments that in pandemic conditions legislate new anti-popular and anti-labour measures, which once again put the burden of the crisis on the workers' and peoples' shoulders and at the same time suppress their struggle with authoritarianism and in a police-state manner.

We, the Communist and Workers' Parties, continue our struggle. We demand in each of our countries, public-free and universal health services and substantial measures to address the epidemic, to protect the health and lives of the peoples:

  • Immediate strengthening of public health services with state funding, recruitment of permanent medical and nursing staff with full rights. Meeting of all needs in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and infrastructure required for the full operation of public health care and research services.
  • Faster vaccination of people in each country, with effective, safe and free vaccines, without exclusions in the supply of vaccines, as it happens at the expense of the peoples of the less developed capitalist countries. Abolishment of patents for vaccines and all other necessary pharmaceutical products that can help tackle the pandemic.
  • Immediate public and universal provision of all the necessary means of precaution and protection (masks, gloves, disinfection gels, etc.), as well as diagnostic tests to the people by the state, free of charge.
  • Providing support to the income and the rights of the working - popular strata. Protection of the unemployed, intensifying the struggle against capital and its political spokesmen, who are trying to further trample on wages and pensions, on insurance, labour and democratic rights. Measures to protect workers in the workplaces, public transport, schools and universities.
  • No restriction of the democratic rights of the peoples under the pretext of the coronavirus.
  • To intensify the struggle against imperialist interventions and to end immediately all sanctions and economic blockade measures, which in pandemic conditions are even more unjust and criminal, such as the criminals blockades against Cuba and Venezuela by US imperialism, and to withdraw the unacceptable action of the USA that places Cuba back on US list of the so-called “state sponsors of terrorism”.
  • We say no to imperialist interventions and military exercises, such as those of NATO, and we demand that the necessary resources be provided and that the national public health and social security systems be adequately funded.


  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Communist Party of Armenia
  3. Communist Party of Australia
  4. Party of Labour of Austria
  5. Democratic Progressive Tribune - Bahrain
  6. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  7. Communist Party of Belgium
  8. Workers'Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA)
  9. Brazilian Communist Party
  10. Communist Party of Brazil
  11. Communist Party of Britain
  12. New Communist Party of Britain
  13. Communist Party of Bulgaria
  14. Union of Communists in Bulgaria
  15. Party of the Bulgarian Communists
  16. Communist Party of Canada
  17. Colombian Communist Party
  18. Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia
  19. Communist Party of Cuba
  20. AKEL - Cyprus
  21. Communist Party in Denmark
  22. Communist Party of Denmark
  23. Communist Party of the Donetsk People's Republic
  24. Egyptian Communist Party
  25. Communist Party of Finland
  26. Communist Workers´ Party - For peace and socialism (Finland)
  27. Pole of Communist Revival in France
  28. Communist Revolutionary Party of France

  29. German Communist Party
  30. Communist Party of Greece
  31. Hungarian Workers' Party
  32. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  33. Kurdistan Communist Party- Iraq
  34. Tudeh Party of Iran
  35. Workers' Party of Ireland
  36. Communist Party of Israel
  37. Communist Party (Italy)
  38. Communist Front (Italy)
  39. Italian Communist Party
  40. Jordanian Communist Party
  41. Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
  42. Socialist Party of Latvia
  43. Socialist Party (Lithuania)
  44. AKFM Madagascar
  45. Communist Party of Mexico
  46. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  47. Communist Party of Norway
  48. Communist Party of Pakistan
  49. Palestinian Communist Party
  50. Palestinian People's Party
  51. Paraguayan Communist Party
  52. Peruvian Communist Party
  53. Philippine Communist Party [PKP-1930]
  54. Communist Party of Poland
  55. Portuguese Communist Party
  56. Romanian Socialist Party
  57. Communist Party of Russian Federation
  58. Russian Communist Worker’s Party
  59. Communist Party Soviet Union
  60. Communists of Serbia
  61. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  62. South African Communist Party
  63. Communist Party of the Workers of Spain
  64. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  65. Communists of Catalonia
  66. Galizan People’s Union
  67. Communist Party of Sri Lanka
  68. Sudanese Communist Party
  69. Communist Party of Swaziland
  70. Communist Party of Sweden
  71. Communist Party (Switzerland)
  72. Syrian Communist Party
  73. Communist Party of Turkey
  74. Communist Party of Ukraine
  75. Union of Communists of Ukraine
  76. Party for Socialism and Liberation
  77. Party of Communists, USA
  78. Communist Party of Venezuela