Xi says China aims to provide 2bln COVID-19 vaccine doses to world in 2021 -CCTV

Xi also said China was willing to donate $100mln to the COVAX global vaccine distribution scheme

  
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar January 17, 2020.

Chinese President Xi Jinping walks at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar January 17, 2020.

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BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said China will strive to provide 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the world in 2021, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

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

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; writing by Tom Daly; Editing by Kevin Liffey) ((tom.daly@thomsonreuters.com; +86 10 5669 2119;))


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