Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO of Chinese tech giant Lenovo Group Ltd, has donated 10 million yuan ($1.44 million) to the University of Science and Technology of China to help the instiution’s scientific research on the novel coronavirus.

Yang, an alumnus of the university, said “In just over a month, the University of Science and Technology of China has made exciting achievements in basic scientific research, clinical research and clinical treatment coordination (for the novel coronavirus). It has provided strong scientific and technological support for the prevention and control of the epidemic.”

“I hope this donation can create better scientific research conditions for the research workers fighting on the front line, speed up scientific and technological research and help win the battle against the epidemic,” Yang said.

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