A total of £544 million has been contributed by Britain towards the global fund to find a corona-virus vaccine, an initial contribution of £334 million had been earlier made and an additional £210 million was on Thursday added to their contribution, bringing it’s total sum to £544 million.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “While our brilliant doctors and nurses fight coronavirus at home, this record British funding will help to find a vaccine for the entire world.
“My call to every G20 country and to governments around the world is to step up and help us defeat this virus.”
In a press release, London said Britain’s contribution happens to be the largest by any country to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the international find to find a vaccine.
Furthermore, Johnson’s government unveiled a new funding to speed up the production of tests and treatments for the virus, following Thursday’s virtual summit of G20 leaders.
According to CEPI, an additional $2 billion funding is needed to develop a vaccine.
However, reports confirms a total of 463 deaths from the virus in Britain and over 9,500 confirmed cases.
As Compiled By Jaja Otokini
And Edited By Knight Fredel
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