China will allocate $2 billion to countries affected by the coronavirus in the next two years. This was stated by Chinese President XI Jinping at the Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday, May 18. The event was broadcast on the who website.
China also called for an audit of the global response to the pandemic. The Chinese President said in his speech that he does not doubt the victory over the coronavirus, but this is not the last such emergency and in the future it is necessary to improve the global health system, increase the responsiveness to emergencies, and create reserve centers for anti-epidemic means of global and regional dimensions. It is proposed to conduct the test under the auspices of WHO.
On May 15, the Deputy head of the state health Committee of China, Zeng Yixin, said that Chinese scientists had conducted clinical trials of five types of coronavirus vaccines. 2.5 thousand volunteers took part in the checks. If all goes well, in July it will be possible to proceed to the second stage of the study.
An outbreak of a new type of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection occurred at the end of December last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan. By now, the virus has spread to almost all countries of the world. According to who, several countries are developing the vaccine, including China, Germany, Italy and Russia.