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China Donates 10 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to the Global Covax Alliance

A Sinovac worker prepares vials of COVID-19 vaccine at the company's factory in Beijing. WANG ZHAO / AFP

China took a big step on Wednesday to expand its global vaccine donation drive with a sizable contribution to the global vaccine alliance known as Covax. The Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing would provide the alliance with 10 million doses from three of China’s largest vaccine manufacturers, Sinovac Biotech, Sinopharm, and CanSino Biologics.

This marks the first major multilateral vaccine distribution effort on the part of the Chinese. Until now, Beijing has sold or donated vaccines bilaterally to countries around the world. (REUTERS)

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