Cautious of India, Beijing steps up vaccine diplomacy

Beijing, February 3

China on Wednesday said it would give 10 million doses of vaccine to the global Covax initiative as it seeks to step-up its vaccine diplomacy amid projections from experts that India could become the “engine” for the distribution of the jabs to the world.

China’s announcement came as India has already begun providing the jabs to a number of countries. Beijing had announced that it would supply three lakh vaccines to Sri Lanka after New Delhi dispatched five lakh doses to Colombo. Meanwhile, a WHO team reached the Wuhan virus lab to probe the Covid origin on Wednesday. — PTI

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