Boris Johnson announces $8.8bn funding in fight against Covid-19 at Gobal Vaccine Summit

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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced $8.8 billion of funding towards fight coronanvirus at a summit aiming to raise money for lifesaving vaccines for children in the world’s poorest countries.

    Mr Johnson hosted the World Vaccine Summit, where more than 50 countries and organisations made pledges to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which immunises children in developing countries.

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