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China to purchase COVAX vaccines for 1% of population, says foreign ministry

BEIJING, Oct 9 (Reuters) - China will purchase coronavirus vaccines via the global COVAX programme for 1% of its population, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The move shows China’s participation in the programme and accommodates interests of other countries, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a news briefing.

Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Edmund Blair

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