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Chinese Vaccines Still Slowly Trickling to Africa, No Uptick in Deliveries Since Xi Speech

Only been five weeks have elapsed since Chinese President Xi Jinping announced China would distribute one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa, so it’s still a bit early to check for evidence that this new initiative is up and running.

Other than Monday’s announcement that Botswana would receive a donation of two million doses, there’ve been no other major announcements in recent weeks. In all, Chinese vaccine shipments to Africa remain constant at 117 million doses, according to the latest data from the Beijing-based Bridge Consulting.

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