China gives Uganda, 52 other countries free COVID-19 vaccine

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China is exporting COVID-19 vaccines to 27 countries and providing free vaccine aid to 53 countries in need, foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday.
Wang told a press briefing that vaccine aid from China has arrived in Pakistan, Cambodia, Laos, Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe, Mongolia and Belarus, and that vaccine exports from China have arrived in Serbia, Hungary, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Senegal, UAE, and Turkey.

According to Xinhua, most of the countries mentioned are developing countries, Wang said it is hoped that all capable countries will join hands and make positive contributions to support the international community, particularly developing countries, in overcoming the pandemic.
Last week, China announced a donation of 300,000 doses of Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine to Uganda
The Chinese government donation was announced on Sunday by Chinese Special representative Yang Jiechi during a meeting with President Museveni at State House, Entebbe.

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Mr Jiechi, a member of the China Communist Party political bureau and director of the office of the Central Committee for Foreign Affairs, was In Uganda for a one-day visit as part of the five-nation tour. The main purpose of the visit was to further bolster the bilateral relations between the two countries which has been elevated to the status of Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership.

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