BERLIN, 1 may. /TASS/. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU leaders issued a joint call to start fundraising for a total volume of €7.5 bn to develop vaccines and drugs for the treatment of coronavirus. Their joint article published Friday in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the occasion is scheduled for 4 may donor conference to raise money for the fight against the pandemic.

“None of us is immune from the pandemic and none of us alone will not win the virus. We really will not be safe until safe won’t we all — every village, every city and every country in the world”, — stated in a joint article by Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Ministers Giuseppe Conte, of Norway Erna Solberg, head of the European Council of Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

“It’s one of a kind and truly a global challenge. And we must create the best conditions to overcome it. You need to collect the best and the brightest heads of the world to develop vaccines, treatment and therapy to our world again to do well,” they said.

“We are ready to lead the global response and support. Our goal is clear — may 4 within the virtual donor conference to start, we intend to raise €7.5 billion,” — said in the article.

“the Funds that we raise will initiate unprecedented global cooperation between scientists and regulators, industry and governments, international organizations, foundations and representatives of the health care system,” — said the authors. They expressed support for the who and other organisations such as the bill and Melinda gates Foundation.

“When will we be able to develop a vaccine that will be produced by the efforts of the peace for the whole world, it will be a unique global public good of the 21st century. Together with our partners we are committed to make it available to everyone”, — assured leaders. “Today, the world is against coronavirus. Together we will win,” reads the document.

Occurred at the end of 2019 in Central China outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus the disease has spread to most countries of the world and was recognized March 11 by the world health organization pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus in the world has infected more than 3.2 million people, more than 230 thousand died.