China offers Free Covid-19 vaccination to all African countries

indafrica June 19, 2020
Updated 2020/06/19 at 3:49 AM

China has pledged to supply any vaccine against Coronavirus to African first free of charge.

China is leading the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine and its scientists are largely pinning their hopes on a technology that has been used for decades.

Five out of 10 potential vaccines undergoing clinical trials have been developed by Chinese scientists, while a sixth is the result of a partnership between a Chinese company and a German biotech firm, according to the World Health Organisation
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to an online coronavirus forum with the leaders of several African nations on Thursday.

“We gathered here with our new and old friends through video to discuss anti-epidemic cooperation and cement China-Africa brotherhood,” said Xi in a speech on Wednesday aired on state media.

“We are making good on our promises at the earlier Beijing summit with concrete efforts, as well as contributing to the global anti-epidemic cooperation. We believe that humans will defeat the epidemic ultimately, and Chinese and African people will definitely live a better life,” Xi said.

Xi added China would push the Group of 20 to slow down debt repayment for African nations and that China’s construction of a new Africa Center of Disease Control headquarters would start “ahead of schedule” this year, despite the pandemic.

State media reported China has sent 30 million testing kits, 10,000 ventilators 80 million masks monthly to Africa, in addition to teams of experts to help nations fight the coronavirus.

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  • All eyes on Africans
    China is an Asian nation
    How come that the move all that distance just to talk of a friendship that they did not show to their Asian countries
    This case of vaccine is being tried by all means
    By those European,American,and the China as well.
    They may try it in a friendly manner.
    Those vaccines maybe effective to Covid19
    And as well as mutating the whole African continent

    Why always when there’s a vaccine test,Africa is at the top as the testing ground

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