Germany promises 100 million euros more for the COVAX initiative

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel today promised additional funding for the COVAX global initiative to distribute COVID-19 vaccines fairly across the globe.

"Today, I am in a position to promise another 100 million euros, which we have set aside as special funds for GAVI," she said, referring to a vaccine alliance involved in the COVAX initiative.

"This is Germany's contribution to ensuring that developing countries have access to COVID-19 vaccines," she added.

Merkel stressed that the pandemic can only be tackled globally and called on countries to get involved in the program.

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