Lady Gaga, an American singer, said at a press conference in Geneva that Global Citizen, an international entertainment industry, raised $ 35 million for the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Fund to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic. About it on Monday reports ibtimes.com.
“I want to confirm our deep gratitude to the medical staff,” Gaga said.
According to the singer, they managed to raise $ 35 million in a week. She said that the funds will go to purchase personal protective equipment for doctors, medical tests for coronavirus, as well as equipping laboratories and developing research methods to combat COVID-19.
On April 18, the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of American singer Lady Gaga, organizes an online concert of world pop stars to support the fight against coronavirus in a world called One World: Together at Home. World celebrities of show business will participate in it.
During the concert, they will appeal to major international companies and governments to provide funds to support efforts to combat the pandemic.
Recall that at the end of last year, China warned the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin. In January, experts found that the causative agent of COVID-19 is the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. On March 11, WHO recognized the situation as a pandemic.
More than 1.2 million cases of infection were recorded in 200 countries, more than 64 thousand patients died.