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EU to provide one billion euros for global vaccine search: Von der Leyen

News conference after a video conferenced EU summit with European heads of state, in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union pledged on Monday 1 billion euros ($1.09 billion) for the global search for vaccines and treatment for the novel coronavirus, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told a pledging conference.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for any treatment developed to be available to everyone, something the World Health Organization said would be a challenge.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott, Francesco Guarascio; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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