Poland spends EUR 88 mln on global virus fight - Foreign Ministry

Jabłoński said Poland is spending some PLN 350 mln (EUR 77 mln) on research into developing vaccines, drugs and tests against the coronavirus. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

Poland is spending over PLN 400 mln (EUR 88 mln) on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the world, funding vaccine, drug and test research, Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński said at a Tuesday press briefing, as quoted in his ministry's press release.

In its statement, the Foreign Ministry said that Poland delivers humanitarian aid to Eastern Partnership countries, Africa and the Middle East.

Jabłoński said Poland is spending some PLN 350 mln (EUR 77 mln) on research into developing vaccines, drugs and tests against the coronavirus and an additional PLN 56 mln (EUR 12 mln) on development and humanitarian aid, both from the ministry-administered funds and through assistance offered by Polish state-owned companies.

The ministry said that the aid is addressed to developing countries, but also to developed ones, such as Italy and the United States. The total number of beneficiaries exceeds 50, according to the ministry.