Government’s promised €18 million to Global Vaccine Alliance

The Taoiseach's announced that the Government's promised 18 million euro as part of global efforts to defeat the coronavirus.

Heads of state have been joining a live-streamed round-robin to announce their countries' contributions to the Global Vaccine Alliance, GAVI.

Today's announcement brings the total that Ireland has already committed to combat Covid-19 to 78 million euro.

Leo Varadkar says the funding will help immunisation programmes in the third world when a vaccine for the coronavirus is developed: