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Govt puts up $2m for coronavirus research


The federal government will give $2 million to Australian researchers to develop a vaccine for coronavirus.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce the cash pool for grants at the Peter Doherty Institute in Melbourne on Tuesday where experts have been working to understand and respond to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Researchers from across the country will be able to apply for money from the Medical Research Future Fund in hope of developing a coronavirus vaccine and for research into it.

© AAP 2020