Covid-19: China aims to provide 2bn vaccine doses to other countries, 100m doses to Covax

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said China will strive to provide two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the world in 2021, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

In his address to an international Covid-19 cooperation forum, Xi also said China was willing to donate $100 million to the Covax global vaccine distribution scheme, according to the CCTV report.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said in late July that China had supplied over 700 million vaccine doses to other countries.

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