Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced plans to add $ 1.1 billion to Canada, or about $ 782 million, for national medical research against COVID19.

The premier stressed the importance of the new package, "when we can know more about the new virus," the agency said on Friday. The human-to-human transmission in various ways will make us more effective at fighting it.

The budget will be split into three major missions – around £ 81m for vaccine and drug research at universities and hospitals – around £ 472m will be used for clinical trials and estimates. The remaining £ 248m will be used for enhancing the testing and detection of COVID19 viruses nationwide.

Edit: Sun Lee