December 9, 2021

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Canada promises 200 million doses of corona virus vaccine by the end of 2022

By AFP

Montreal | 30/10/2021 – 5:31 p.m.

The Canadian government pledged at the G20 summit on Saturday to provide millions of additional vaccines to poor countries to fight the global Govt-19 epidemic.

“Canada will donate at least 200 million doses equivalent to the Covax mechanism by the end of 2022,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

Of this amount, 10 million doses of Moderna will be delivered “quickly” to developing countries, which the Canadian government says is an “immediate” commitment.

Covax, a coalition of vaccines and the World Health Organization (WHO), seeks to ensure that 92 backward states and territories receive free vaccinations with funding from the most prosperous countries.

Canada has also pledged $ 15 million to increase vaccine production in South Africa, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Christiaan Freeland told a news conference in Rome.

Funds will be spent to create a “technology transfer center” in the region to produce messenger RNA vaccines against Govt-19.

“We do not restrict production, but we hope to be able to contribute that much by 2022,” Freeland confirmed, calling Canada’s commitment “real” and “very important.”

In August, US company Moderna announced plans to build a vaccine manufacturing plant in Canada, the first of its kind outside the United States.

According to the Canadian government, Kovacs plans to receive less than 3 million of the 40 million doses already made by Canada as of Saturday, and additional deliveries are expected “in the coming days”.

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