The UK is now the biggest contributor to the International Coalition to find a vaccine with £210m further funding announced

DOWNING STREET says the UK is now the biggest contributor to the international coalition to find a vaccine with £210 million further funding announced taking the total amount of UK aid spent fighting coronavirus to £544 million.


The UK government has promised an extra £210 million in the fight against coronavirus, the money will include funds towards the development of a vaccine and a new a rapid test for the disease.

There is currently no vaccine available to protect people against Covid-19, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped one would be ready in about a year.

Support will also be offered to some of the countries most vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak.

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