China pledges 1bn more Covid-19 doses to Africa

China pledges 1bn more Covid-19 doses to Africa

Beijing: On Nov 29, President Xi Jinping announced that China would offer another 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to African countries and would motivate Chinese companies to finance up to $10 billion in Africa over the next three years. A sum of 200 million doses had already been supplied to the continent by China. The vow of additional vaccine doss was made as a new variant of the coronavirus, known as Omicron, which was first identified in southern Africa was intensified.

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