China donates $2bn to fight global COVID-19 pandemic

China donates $2bn to fight global COVID-19 pandemic
Chinese President, Xi Jinping

The Peoples’ Republic of China on Monday, said it will contribute two billion dollars over the next two years for the global fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Chinese President, Xi Jinping while making the announcement said the money is not only earmarked for health measures, but also for development aid for affected countries.

Xi said in a message to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual conference.

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Xi urged other countries to increase their funding to the WHO.

“The WHO should lead the global response,’’ he said about the UN agency that is facing a shortfall because the United States has suspended its financial contributions.

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