Brussels - The day before yesterday, the European Investment Bank alone managed 4 , 9 billion euros, as the EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced at the beginning of the donor conference. According to this, 40 governments took part in the online event. Numerous pop stars supported the fundraising campaign with benefit concert.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) said 383 million euros Support from Germany too. Vaccines, tests and drugs must be "available, affordable and accessible worldwide," said Merkel in video published on the short message service Twitter.
"We will only end this pandemic when it has ended everywhere," said von der Leyen at the start of the event. "And that means that everyone in the world has access to tests, treatments and vaccines, regardless of where they live, where they come from and what they look like."
The money raised is primarily intended for the development of vaccine can be used and contribute to making it available to poorer countries.
Numerous music bands and international artists took part in an online concert the day before yesterday. After donation summit in May, almost ten billion euros had already been pledged by states and donors.
The total amount of donations is currently 15.9 billion euros. According to the World Health Organization () on Friday, more than 30 billion euros are needed to develop vaccine and sufficient testing and treatment capacities.