WORLD Merkel urges US to export COVID vaccines


Merkel urges US to export COVID vaccines


22:29, May 08, 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: AP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged the United States to export coronavirus vaccines made on its soil, as she rejected a patent waiver call from Washington for the jabs.

"Now that a further part of the American population has been vaccinated, I hope that we can come to a free exchange of components and an opening of the market for vaccines," she said, adding that the EU has exported a big chunk of jabs made in the bloc and that should "be the rule".

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