KUALA LUMPUR: Popular international superstar Jackie Chan is offering one million renminbi (RM587,709) to anyone who successfully produces the antidote for coronavirus.
The 65-year-old actor who is popular for his acrobatic fighting style in Hong Kong movies made this offer recently via Weibo app, a social media platform widely used in China, as reported by AsiaOne.
“Science and technology are the main keys in containing this outbreak. I believe many are with me on this.
“I promise to thank any individual or organisation who succeeds in producing the antidote for coronavirus with one million renminbi,” he wrote in the app.
He however, hopes that people do not miscontrue his real intention.
“It’s not about the money. What I don’t want to see is that roads and public places deserted and see my countrymen fighting endlessly against the deadly virus,” he said in his status on Weibo.
The entry has so far received more than 53,000 likes and positive response from app users.
Some even suggested that he raised the reward to 10 million renminbi.
Up until yesterday, close to 25,000 people in 28 countries have been infected with the virus, and close to 500 fatal cases have been reported.