World leaders pledge $8 billion in fight against coronavirus: European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen
An international donor conference has raised 7.4 billion euros (8.07 billion dollars) towards efforts to develop a vaccine, tests and treatment for the novel coronavirus, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement on Monday.
World leaders promised $8 billion on Monday for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said at the end of a pledging event that she chaired.
"In the space of just few hours we have collectively pledged 7.4 billion euros ($8.07 billion) for vaccine, diagnostics and treatment" against COVID-19, von der Leyen said.
"This will help kick-start unprecedented global cooperation," she added.