Corona-benefit concert: We can tackle this crisis together

at The conclusion of a Fund-raising marathon for vaccines against the Coronavirus and the treatment of the lung disease Covid-19 occurred on Saturday evening, i

Corona-benefit concert: We can tackle this crisis together

at The conclusion of a Fund-raising marathon for vaccines against the Coronavirus and the treatment of the lung disease Covid-19 occurred on Saturday evening, international Stars at a concert. "The Coronavirus has brought us pain and insecurity," said the presenter, actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, to kick off the event, which was seen worldwide. "We can fight this crisis together."

The musician Miley Cyrus sang in front of the empty stands of a Football stadium, a song that she dedicated Doctors and nurses. On the surface of the lawn help was projecting the word "Help", "". Shakira performed with an optimistic Song about the Moment "when, after dark times the sun is shining", like you said. The Star from Colombia sang under a black sky – up in the last seconds of your Videos rays of light broke through the clouds.

Previously met at a virtual conference of donors in new aid commitments in the amount of 6.15 billion euros. Alone, the EU Commission and Germany agreed to almost 5.3 billion euros. Other large donations came from the United States and Canada. Thus, the revenue increased by a total of 15.9 billion euros.

383 million euros from Germany

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke of an incredible result. The telethon was a moving and at the same time, a tangible Moment of Unity between citizens, governments, philanthropists, health organizations and business leaders.

Von der Leyen had not organized the donors ' conference together with the New York government organization Global Citizen. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) said specifically, an additional 383 million euros, while von der Leyen, a further 4.9 billion euros of EU funds has announced. "I am firmly Convinced that vaccines, Tests and drugs must be available worldwide, is affordable and accessible," said Merkel in her video message to the German contribution.

The average of the EU-Commission will flow as loans and guarantees, the German funds as grants. Already at the 4. In may, Germany had made a contribution of € 525 million for the vaccine Alliance, CEPI, the global vaccine Alliance GAVI, the world health organization, and various product development partnerships.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 01:19

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