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Chinese and American actor Jackie Chan has promised to pay one million yuan (143 thousand dollars) to the person who creates the vaccine for coronavirus. Reported by the New Straits Times Online.
The actor expressed the hope that this will accelerate the emergence of drug. He also said that donate money for protective clothing and medical masks for China.
“I don’t want to see empty streets that should flourish. I don’t want to see sad people, who ought to enjoy life,” said Jackie Chan.
According on 9 February, the number of people infected with coronavirus in China exceeded 37 thousand people died in 811 patients.
Earlier it was reported that China tested the Russian-made drug Triazavirin to combat coronavirus. He has appeared on sale in Russian pharmacies in 2014. According to industry magazine Vademecum, the drug is effective against 15 strains of influenza virus.
An outbreak of coronavirus was first recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December 2019. In addition to China, the cases have been detected in more than 20 countries. The world health organization declared the outbreak of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV emergency situation of international importance. Experts do not exclude that the outbreak escalates into a pandemic.
Video, photo All from Russia.