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The who urged the international community to provide $675 million to fight coronavirus

The who urged the international community to provide $675 million to fight coronavirus

The head of the who announced that the organization February 5, launches a strategic Plan for training to support States in the prevention, detection and diagnosis of transmission of coronavirus, the Amount of the request at the current rate - 42 482 812 500 rubles
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The world health organization (who) urged the international community to provide $675 million to fight the 2019 coronavirus-nCoV, is causing the pneumonia outbreak of a new type. As stated on Wednesday at a press conference in Geneva, who Director-General Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, these funds are needed to conduct the antiviral operations in the next three months.

"We are asking $675 million to Finance the plan for the next three months," he said. The head of the who said that the organization on 5 February "launches a strategic Plan for training to support States in the prevention, detection and diagnosis of transmission of coronavirus".

As stressed by the CEO, "$675 million is a lot of money, but this is much less than the expense that will have to pay if we do not invest right now in the preparatory activities." According to him, coronavirus "impossible to win without solidarity - political, technical and financial." He explained that $60 million of the requested amount is intended to operations conducted by who else - for countries "with special risks". Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus assured that who "continues to support the efforts of the Chinese government in dealing with an outbreak of 2019-nCoV in the midst" - Wuhan city.

He reported that currently 99% of all cases comes from China. With 80% of cases of the disease registered in Hubei province. Outside the PRC in 24 countries recorded 191 sickness. According to the Director, "now is not the time for fear." The necessary "rational, evidence-based action and investment to bring the outbreak under control."

As noted by Tadros Adan Ghebreyesus, who has allocated $9 million from its emergency Fund to fight the coronavirus. In addition, research has been carried out to clarify the circumstances related to the current outbreak. In particular, February 5 this issue was discussed, the Advisory group of the who strategic and technical issues. In addition, in "the near future" to China will be sent to an international group of infectious disease specialists, which will work under the leadership of who.

Approx. at the current rate of $675 million is 42 482 812 500 rubles.