Bulgaria Pledges EUR 100,000 for Coronavirus Vaccine Development
Bulgaria will contribute 100,000 euro to the global effort to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus and put it into use, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at an online fundraising conference organized by the European Commission.
Opening the virtual fundraiser, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed that the Commission pledge 1 billion euro for the development of a vaccine and treatments.
Borissov said that a crisis of this magnitude calls for a strong, coordinated and wide-ranging global response and solidarity among the partners.
Bulgaria firmly supports the activities of the United Nations and all international organizations engaged in the fight against COVID-19, Borissov said, noting specifically that the country
welcomes the efforts of the European Commission.
He said the European Union should be well-stocked with protective clothing, face masks, goggles, tests, ventilators, additional equipment and health worker protection expertise.