China’s Xi Jinping writes a letter to Bill Gates, thanks to him for foundation’s and donates 100 million dollars in the fight against coronavirus
China’s Xi Jinping writes letter to Bill Gates, thanks him for foundation’s and donates 100 million dollars in the fight against coronavirus Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a letter expressing thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the organization’s “generosity” and support tackling a deadly virus epidemic, state media said Saturday. The outbreak of the new COVID-19 strain has claimed 2,345 lives in mainland China and infected more than 76,000 people, with cases in more than 25 countries.
The foundation said it would direct $20 million to organizations like the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Protection, the National Health Commission of China and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The foundation earlier this month raised its commitment to provide up to $100 million for the global response to the outbreak. The foundation said that part of the donation will be used to accelerate the detection, isolation, and treatment of the coronavirus in China and other countries that have confirmed cases.