Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates announced that they donated $ 100 million to combat the Corona virus, which continues to die and spread. The couple previously donated $ 10 million to combat this virus.
While the Corona virus continues to die in China, scientists are also trying to cure the new virus. One of the supporters of this fight against the virus was the famous billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates.
The couple, who donated about 10 million dollars a week ago to fight against the virus, made a donation of 100 million dollars this time . "Our institution will help diagnose the deadly virus, quarantine process, treatment studies, protect people at risk and develop vaccines and control the outbreak," the statement from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said .
$ 100 million in aid
In the statement made by the foundation; $ 60 million for vaccine development, treatment and diagnosis ; $ 20 million for human health protection and technical support in the affected areas ; It was stated that 20 million dollars were donated for the development of disease prevention methods in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa .
It was stated that the donation amount will be transferred to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Outbreak Preparedness Innovations Coalition (CEPI). Foundation CEO Mark Suzman stated that it is necessary to act according to the decisions taken by the World Health Organization.
The World Health Organization announced that at least $ 675 million is needed to find the treatment for Corona virus and to prevent it. It is stated that the total cost of the SARS virus, which was released in 2003 and caused more than 700 deaths, exceeded 40 billion dollars.