The German government has pledged to donate at least 100 million vaccine doses by the end of 2021. This was stated by the Minister of Health of Germany Jens Spahn at the meetings of the heads of the Ministry of Health of the G20 countries in Rome, DW reports.
"This is as much as we have done so far in our country," he said.
According to the minister, the pandemic will end only when it ends around the world. Otherwise, new mutations may arise. It is expected that thanks to international efforts, 40% of all inhabitants of the planet should be vaccinated against coronavirus by the end of the year.
G20 health ministers are advising at a two-day meeting in Rome on the next steps in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Among other things, we are talking about the current fight against coronavirus and strategies for future pandemics. Ministers, in particular, exchange views on how to improve access to vaccinations around the world, as well as to make the distribution of vaccines fair.
Meanwhile, the United States intends to provide cold chain support to Ukraine for Covid-19 vaccines storage, as reported in a joint US-Ukraine statement on strategic partnership released by the press service of the Ukrainian president following a meeting between the presidents of the two countries, Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden.
In addition, under the American Rescue Plan Act, Kyiv will receive an additional $12.8 mln in coronavirus-related aid.