British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, yesterday, introduced what the United Kingdom termed ‘record funding’ to locate a coronavirus vaccine to the tune of £210,000,000.
This is even as Johnson named on entire world leaders to collaborate to velocity up vaccine progress for coronavirus.
The British Higher Commission, Abuja, disclosed the development in a statement made obtainable to newsmen by its Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer, Christopher Olaoluwa Ogunmodede.
“The United Kingdom is now the largest contributor to the intercontinental coalition to discover a vaccine, with £210,000,000 even further funding declared.
“The United Kingdom is also funding to accelerate production of speedy checks and treatments for the virus, bringing the total sum of British isles assist used combating to coronavirus to £544,000,000,” the British Substantial Commission mentioned.
Subsequent the donation, Johnson said: “While our good medical professionals and nurses fight coronavirus at home, this history British funding will aid to uncover a vaccine for the overall entire world. Uk medics and researchers are at the forefront of this revolutionary do the job.
“My call to every G20 state and to governments around the world is to stage up and enable us defeat this virus.
“In the meantime, I want to repeat to all people that they really should stay at property, guard the NHS and help save life.”
Also speaking, the Secretary of Point out for Worldwide Advancement, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “This British isles Authorities aid will be very important in efforts to come across a coronavirus vaccine and solutions, which will finally enable halt its unfold all-around the world.
“We are backing authorities, such as in the Uk, to discover answers as speedily as probable to this pandemic. This will eventually help us to save lives in this state.”
On her element, the British Superior Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, said: “The Primary Minister’s announcement is both equally a exhibit of the United Kingdom’s dedication to preserving lives and shielding the most susceptible, but also a connect with to nations around the globe to follow our example.
“These initiatives are absolutely vital to turning the tide on coronavirus, and instantly assistance nations like Nigeria.”