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Factbox: Global coronavirus fundraising meeting raises $6.9 billion

The money will be used for Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines, and also to support the world's poorest and most marginalised communities

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Coronavirus | healthcare | Health crisis

Reuters 

A global fundraising meeting on Saturday raised 6.15 billion euros ($6.9 billion) from the United States, the European Commission and numerous countries to fight Covid-19, with many participants stressing that an eventual vaccine should be available to anyone who needs it. The pledging summit, part of a joint initiative by the EU executive and advocacy group Global Citizen, also included a globally televised and streamed fundraising concert featuring Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Chloe X Halle, Usher and others. The Commission together with the European Investment Bank ...

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First Published: Sat, June 27 2020. 23:22 IST
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