President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised to pay at least a million dollars to the inventors of the vaccine against the coronavirus Covid-19. The chief sanitary doctor, Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko stated this in an interview with LB.ua.
“I’ll tell you a secret. The president asked me to write letters to our academics and promised that if someone invents a vaccine or medicine, I will receive, I don’t know from which fund, at least a million dollars,” Lyashko said.
The chief medical officer also added that now all areas can do PCR tests. They are attracted to private laboratories and laboratories of medical universities.
“Now we can conduct 30,000 tests per week, but we will expand to 80,000 tests per week,” Lyashko stated.
Recall that potential vaccines against a new type of coronavirus are under development in several countries.
As we reported before, President Zelensky visited the tent camp of the 66th Military Mobile Hospital for patients with coronavirus infection, located in the area of the Joint Forces Operation.
"Because of the coronavirus epidemic, our military needs to think about its own security twice as much. I am glad that there are no such patients here. Let this disaster bypass our military. However, we must be prepared," Zelensky said.