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Macron: France to pledge 500 million euros for global coronavirus vaccine hunt

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday France would contribute 500 million euros ($550 million) to a global fund-raising push to finance research into a vaccine and treatments against the novel coronavirus.

“France will commit an additional 500 million euros for the ACT-A initiative,” Macron said in a video call hosted by the European Commission during which world leaders are expected to raise at least 7.5 billion euros.

(Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough)

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