WORLD Most COVID vaccines obtained by developing countries are from China: Chinese ambassador

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Most COVID vaccines obtained by developing countries are from China: Chinese ambassador

By Li Zhiwei | People's Daily app

12:01, December 22, 2021

Washington (People’s Daily) – Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang said Tuesday that China has provided nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 120 countries and internationally organizations.

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Qin joined at the Virtual Meeting on COVID-19 Omicron Variant hosted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The meeting was joined by several foreign ministers and representatives of regional organizations.

China has been working hard to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good, and help meet the WHO’s vaccination targets, Qin said, noting that most of the vaccines obtained by the developing countries are from China.

For the 5.6 billion shots of COVID-19 vaccines administered outside China, one third of them were provided by the country, he stressed.

Qin said that China will continue to work with the international community to advance international cooperation, narrow the global "immunity gap" and jointly build a global community of health for all.

The Omicron variant has posed a new challenge to the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympic Games. “China will take more effective measures to protect athletes and guests of all countries. We are confident to host a streamlined, safe and splendid Winter Olympics,” said Qin.

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