China to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Namibia

Cropped hand wearing a nitrile glove holding a Covid-19 vaccine vial and a syringe

The Chinese government has decided to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines at Namibia’s request, Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said Thursday.

Namibia has been listed among the priority countries for purchasing Chinese vaccines, Zhang announced at an event held in Windhoek.

“This fully reflects the high-level bilateral relations between our two countries,” he said, adding that the two sides are coordinating closely to deliver the vaccines to Namibia as soon as possible.

“I hope it can help Namibia overcome the pandemic soon and make a tangible contribution to the construction of a global community of health,” he said.

Meanwhile, Zhang said China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Namibia in areas such as fighting COVID-19 and promoting youth development as well as support Namibia’s sustainable economic and social development.

China, despite difficulties including limitation of production capacity, decided to give priority to 53 developing countries including Namibia to acquire Chinese vaccines.