A $1 million prize has been offered to any researcher who is capable of developing a vaccine for coronavirus.
Researchers in Ukraine have been tested by President Volodymyr Zelensky to build up an vaccine for coronavirus.
He has guaranteed a $1 million compensation to any researcher in the nation that will respond to the call, his representative said on Monday, Click here to read more news.
According to AFP, the ex-Soviet nation with a population of around 42 million has confirmed 3,102 cases of COVID-19 and 93 people have died.
The president “believes a million dollars is a good incentive,” his spokeswoman Yuliya Mendel said in a statement sent to AFP, with the aim being able to develop a vaccine that would “save hundreds of thousands of lives.”
Zelensky “truly needs Ukrainian researchers to work all the more effectively towards creating a vaccine that will support the entire world,” Mendel said.
She added that Zelensky’s solicitation to build up an immunization against COVID-19 was sent to Ukraine’s Academy of Sciences a month ago.
On Monday the World Health Organization featured the importance of building up a COVID-19 vaccine, saying it was expected to completely end transmission of the illness which has prompted more than 100,000 deaths worldwide since it was first identified in China late last year.
The Ukraine president’s representative didn’t clarify how the million-dollar reward would be financed in a country whose economy has been drained by a long-running conflict with Russian-backed separatists and is reliant on international aid, Click here to read more news.
“So far we are not talking about a specific source for the money,” she said.
Ukraine acted quickly to close schools, colleges and open spaces to stem the spread of the infection. It has additionally closed down metro frameworks in three urban communities.