Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation give China, Africa $10million to fight Coronavirus disease

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation owned by American business magnate, software developer, investor, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill and his wife, Melinda, has committed $10 million in emergency funds and technical support to help frontline responders in China and Africa accelerate their efforts to contain the global spread of novel Coronavirus.

The foundation in a statement released on its website on Monday said that it was committing $5 million to the coronavirus response in China, and was already working with a range of Chinese public and private sector partners to accelerate national and international cooperation.

It said that international cooperation would be in the areas of critical need, including efforts to identify and confirm cases, safely isolate and care for patients and accelerate the development of treatments and vaccines.