EU to host May 4 donor conference for coronavirus vaccine search

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a news conference detailing EU efforts to limit economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

The European Union will host an online conference on May 4 for governments and organisations to pledge money to support the search for a vaccine to the novel coronavirus, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

“To support this global initiative, funding is needed,” Von der Leyen told a joint news conference with European Council President Charles Michel. “I hope that countries and organisations all over the world will respond to this call,” she said.

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