China to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to Africa

China is all ready to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to Africa. According to the President of China, Xi Jinping, they will send 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to African nations. President Jinping made this announcement at the all-virtual Davos forum on January 17, with the additional information that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) countries.

As per President Jinping, one billion vaccines will be transported to Africa, of which 600 million is already donated. However, this is the addition to the more than one billion doses that china promised South Africa the last year that they would give them doses.

Moreover, China is the country that stands by its promises, and till now, China has already sent over two billion doses of vaccines to more than 120 countries and multinational associations.

According to the Chinese President, who spoke in the World Economic Forum via video link on January 17, the Chinese leader has addressed the event.

“Still, China will deliver another one billion doses to African countries, including 600 million doses as a grant and will also donate 150 million doses to ASEAN nations,” he added.

However, China President Xi announced the donation of one billion doses of COVID-19 last November to Africa after supplying nearly 200 million doses to the nation.

President Xi said, “that cooperation is the only right way to defeat the pandemic while holding each other back or blaming each other would only cause unnecessary delay in response and distract us from the overall objectives.”

“As time changes, connection with a once-in-a-nation pandemic, the world finds itself in a new period of turbulence and transformation,” he added.

However, a pandemic of COVID-19 first started from the centre of the Wuhan in early December of 2019.

Countries also blame China because they have confidential information related to the origin of the COVID-19 virus; however, Beijing has strongly countered that by saying more countries should be investigated to trace the origin place of COVID-19.