Japan to donate additional US$800m, vaccines to WHO's COVAX body, says report

Japan to donate additional US$800m, vaccines to WHO's COVAX body, says report
Japan to donate additional US$800m, vaccines to WHO's COVAX body, says report

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Japan has already pledged US$200 million to COVAX, and the country is expected to announce donations of vaccine doses to the programme, the newspaper said without citing a source. — Reuters pic

TOKYO, June 2 ― Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is planning to pledge an additional US$800 million (RM3.3 billion) to the World Health Organisation's COVAX programme, which provides Covid-19 vaccines to countries in need, the Mainichi newspaper reported today.

Japan has already pledged US$200 million to COVAX, and the country is expected to announce donations of vaccine doses to the programme, the newspaper said without citing a source.

Suga will serve as host for an online COVAX summit today, which will also be attended by United States Vice President Kamala Harris, philanthropist Bill Gates, and representatives from Group of Seven nations.

The summit is intended to fill a US$1.7 billion funding gap, and it is hoped that countries and organisations will boost their pledges of money and vaccine doses, a Japanese government official told reporters yesterday.

Japanese lawmakers have urged giving supplies of AstraZeneca Plc's vaccine to Taiwan, which is dealing with a spike in domestic infections and has vaccinated less than 2 per cent of its 23.5 million population. Japan has no immediate plans to use the AstraZeneca doses it has on hand and has secured enough supplies of other types of vaccine for its entire population. ― Reuters

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