American musician Madonna has donated $ 1Million to fund research into creating COVID-19 vaccines.
Madonna’s donation will be channelled to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – who are coordinating the fund.
“Individually and globally we are obviously living in a state of emergency, I must admit it took me time to accept and process and modify my own lifestyle…” she said.
“I’m joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation effort to find a drug that will prevent or treat Covid-19. We need this to protect our health workers, the most vulnerable, and all of our friends and families.”
Madonna joins another music diva Rihanna, who pledged $5 million in aid including $700k to go towards the purchase of ventilators for her native Barbados.