May 4 2020 10:08am

Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau joins world leaders in ‘virtual summit’ to raise billions for COVID-19 vaccine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined world leaders in a virtual pledging conference with the aim of raising at least 7.5 billion euros to fund global research and development of a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, where he highlighted Canada’s contribution of more than 850 million dollars that will be invested in research and vaccine development, funding for the World Health Organization’s work on treatment, and supporting developing countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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