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Nov 30, 2021 06:26 AM
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Xi Jinping Pledges Additional 1 Billion Vaccine Doses to Africa

China has already sold 136 million vaccine doses to Africa and pledged 19 million of donated doses, according to Beijing-based Bridge Consulting
China has already sold 136 million vaccine doses to Africa and pledged 19 million of donated doses, according to Beijing-based Bridge Consulting

(Bloomberg) — Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to supply 1 billion more doses of vaccines to African countries as the world’s poorest continent grapples with the emergence of a new and potentially more transmissible Covid-19 variant.

Xi said 600 million doses will be donated while the rest will be jointly produced by Chinese enterprises and African countries, without providing details. He spoke Monday via video at the eighth triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in the Senegalese city of Diamniadio.

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