Macron: France to pledge 500 mln euros for global coronavirus vaccine hunt

by Reuters
Monday, 4 May 2020 13:30 GMT

PARIS, May 4 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday France would contribute 500 million euros ($550 million) to a global fund-raising push to finance research into a vaccine and treatments against the novel coronavirus. "France will commit an additional 500 million euros for the ACT-A initiative," Macron said in a video call hosted by the European Commission during which world leaders are expected to raise at least 7.5 billion euros. ($1 = 0.9151 euros) (Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough)

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