April 24, 2020 / 3:46 PM / a month ago

UK will host a global vaccines summit on June 4: UK foreign minister Raab

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during a daily digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain April 22, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will host a virtual international summit on accelerating the development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus on June 4, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Twitter.

“Diseases have no borders so we must come together to make sure that @gavi is fully funded and its expertise is at the heart of efforts to secure broad access to any COVID-19 vaccine,” Raab said.

Gavi is an international vaccine alliance.

Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce

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