Jackie Chan promised to pay the Creator of the vaccine against coronavirus million yuan (about 9 million). American and Chinese actor expressed hope that his proposal encourages scientists to seek solutions to problems and will help save someone’s life.
Award the creators of the vaccine is not the only contribution of Jackie Chan in the overall fight against the epidemic. It is known that the actor regularly donates money for the purchase of protective suits, masks and disinfectants for the Chinese clinics.
In an interview with the online edition of the New Straits Times Online Jackie Chan said:I don’t want to see empty streets, that needs to flourish. I don’t want to see the sad and frightened people, who ought to enjoy life.The actor promised to continue to support the fight to complete victory over the epidemic. The situation in some parts of China is very complex. As of February 9, there are 37 thousand cases and 811 people died.
According to information provided by the Johns Hopkins University, in the world contracted the coronavirus 37,5 thousand people. Yet to defeat the disease could only 2,6 thousand cases. The first cases of infection were recorded in December of 2019 in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province.The source of infection, according to epidemiologists, was the city’s fish market, where they sold small mammals consumed by the local population for food. It is believed that some of these animals could be carriers of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV, which came to him from bats.
The virus is spread by airborne droplets, and carriers are already found in 20 countries around the world. To stop the epidemic, many countries imposed an unprecedented quarantine measures and completely abandoned transport communication with China.