A donors conference Saturday arranged by the EU has received 6,15 billion euros in aid for the treatment of Covid-19.
this was stated by The president of the EUROPEAN Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, because the virtual conference is over.
the Money, which amounts to almost 46 billion dollars, will go to the development of treatments and vaccines against coronaviruses.
Everyone in the world should have access to testing as well as potential treatments and vaccines, regardless of where they live, where they come from, or how they look, think von der Leyen.
Saturday's onlinekonference also had panel discussions and talks from academics and leading european politicians such as German chancellor Angela Merkel and France's president, Emmanuel Macron.
the Conference was followed by a virtual concert, where the host is Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, told the viewers that 'we can only tackle this crisis together'.
Afterwards, song Miley Cyrus, a song dedicated to the doctors and nurses the world over. Also Shakira, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and many others appeared.
In a video made with footage from refugee camps and slums stressed the head of the world health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the importance of vaccines will be made available to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
at the same time warned former top model Naomi Campbell, that black people are being particularly hard hit by the consequences of the epidemic.
The former professional soccer player David Beckham stressed that it is important for people to sporting events begins again albeit without spectators in the beginning.
a Spokesperson for the EU Commission Eric Mamer said on Friday that the commission has already collected the ten billion euro - 74,5 billion - for the development and distribution of vaccines.
- the Purpose of the conference and the concert is to raise even more funding to ensure access to vaccines for all who need them, said the spokesman.
Also the Danish 'Game of Thrones'star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was among the many big names who on Saturday was to collect the money.