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ShareJanuary 28, 2020 China and Africa are recipients of a $ 10 million donation from the Bill Gates foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to try to stem the spread of the virus.
The donation, explains the Foundation, will be sent to China and Africa and will allow rescuers who are involved in the front line to have all the technical support available to contain the global spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
As the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation points out, the share of the donation planned to combat coronavirus will be equally distributed. This means that 5 million dollars will be dedicated to China and 5 million to Africa. The news was released by the Forbes website.
Bill Gates through his foundation is already working in China with a range of public and private sector partners to accelerate national and international cooperation in areas of critical need. There are four objectives: identifying and confirming coronavirus cases, isolating safely, taking care of patients and accelerating the development of treatments and vaccines.
Partners include the National Health Commission and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and various research institutions affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Xiamen and the Sinopharm China National Biotec Group.