European Commission President supports donating vaccines to health care workers in Africa

Reuters | Zurich | Updated: 23-02-2021 21:58 IST | Created: 23-02-2021 21:53 IST
European Commission President supports donating vaccines to health care workers in Africa
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that she supported French President Emmanuel Macron's call to donate vaccines to health care workers in Africa. "I support President Macron's proposal to donate vaccine doses that are necessary to vaccinate health care workers in Africa," von der Leyen said in a webcast for a World Health Organisation (WHO) event.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who also chairs the African Union, said: "Rich countries should donate 5% of their vaccines to needy countries, particularly on our continent Africa."

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