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Red Cross donates 1.6m vaccine doses to other nations

By Wang Xiaoyu | | Updated: 2021-09-03 11:30
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100,000 COVID-19 vaccines made by China's State-owned Sinopharm left Beijing on Aug 22 and arrived at Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Aug 23. [Photo provided to]

The Red Cross Society of China said on Thursday that it has donated 1.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to 12 neighboring or African countries.

The society has also gifted $1 million in cash and anti-epidemic materials worth 4.13 million yuan ($639,700) to India via the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Another batch of anti-virus materials worth 3.99 million yuan was also donated by the society to Nepal.

The society said that it has been expanding international cooperation aimed at fighting against the virus.

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