The European Commission announced it will grant €10 million ($11 million) from its research and innovation program, Horizon 2020, to support research into the new Coronavirus disease.

According to a statement on Thursday, the commission took the action since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

“The funding is expected to support two to four research projects. The Commission is using all means at its disposal in order to enable research work to start as soon as possible,” it said.

“Applicants have until 12 February, i.e. only two weeks,

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