Hong Kong — The billionaire founder of Fosun Group expects to soon win approvals for testing a vaccine against the new coronavirus in his home country of China, a day after President Xi Jinping promised to make any protective vaccine universally available.

“Developing a vaccine is no longer just a matter of fighting the virus,” Guo Guangchang said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “The sooner there’s a vaccine, the more confident people will be and the faster the economy will recover.”..

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now