Jackie Chan offers a large sum to those who find a vaccine

According to the latest report released by the Chinese authorities, the coronavirus, now called Covid-19, has killed 1,665 people in mainland China. Most of them were in Hubei province, designated as the outbreak of the epidemic. Only four other deaths have been recorded in the world: one in Hong-Kong (belonging to China), one in Japan, another in the Philippines and a last in France.

Very concerned by this epidemic, the Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan decided to put his hand in the wallet to try to find a solution to stem its spread. Indeed, according to the American site Today, the actor announced on the Chinese social network Weibo, wanting to offer a million yuan (or 132,000 euros) to whoever will discover the vaccine allowing to fight effectively against the disease.

“If anyone, individual or institution, is capable of producing an effective vaccine for the virus, I would like to offer him 1 million yuan as a token of my gratitude. I hope everyone understands that this is not a question of “money. I just don’t want to see people suffer and die when they could enjoy life,” he would have written. An announcement that follows numerous criticisms of the actor. Jackie Chan was, in fact, enormously criticized after an intervention which he made on the chain Zhejiang Satellite TV of which he said he was concerned by the disease but confident. We would then have him

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