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Jackie Chan promised one million yuan for the invention of medicine for coronavirus

Full tape of POLIT.RU 10.02.2020 at 05:09

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Actor Jackie Chan has promised a prize of 1 million yuan (about $143 million) to someone who will invent a cure for a new type of coronavirus, reports the Straits Times.

"I Have a naive idea. Regardless of what a person or organization develop an antidote, I want to thank them for 1 million yuan," wrote the actor in the social network Weibo, noting that "science and technology is the key to overcoming the virus."

Jackie Chan expressed hope that his intention will not be misunderstood. "We are not talking about money. I don't want to see the once bustling streets are now empty, and I don't want my countrymen fought with the virus, while some of them will not die when they should enjoy life," says Jackie Chan.

Many users of the social network supported his decision, and some offered to increase the reward to 10 million yuan.

the Chinese authorities have detected a flare caused by a coronavirus 2019-nCoV pneumonia in late December, 2019 in the major city of Wuhan. That the new type of coronavirus began to spread between people, the doctors reported on 20 January 2020.

in Addition to China, the disease is found in 24 countries, including Russia. The world health organization (who) declared the outbreak a national emergency for China and sent to the country specialists.

on 30 January, the world health organization recommended to assign in China disease caused by a coronavirus, a temporary name of "acute respiratory illness 2019-nCoV" (2019-nCoV).

on January 31 the doctors confirmed the first two cases of the novel coronavirus in Russia.