China Pledges $2bn To Fight Global Pandemic

China Pledges $2bn To Fight Global Pandemic

China has announced it will contribute two billion dollars over the next two years for the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chinese President, Xi Jinping on Monday announced, that the money is not only earmarked for health measures, but also for development aid for affected countries.

Xi said in a message to the World Health Organisation’s annual conference

“The WHO should lead the global response,’’ he said about the UN agency that is facing a shortfall because the United States has suspended its financial contributions.

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