South Africa will no longer send J&J vaccines to Europe, AU envoy says
The association was reversed partially resulting from interventions from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen, and French President Emmanuel Macron, Masiyiwa mentioned in a Thursday press briefing.
Masiyiwa mentioned Europe’s von der Leyen additionally dedicated to sending the J&J vaccines, which have been packaged by J&J’s South African associate firm Aspen, again to African nations.
“All of the vaccines produced at Aspen will keep in Africa and shall be distributed to Africa,” Masiyiwa mentioned.
“All vaccines from that facility are below the management now of the South African authorities, which has dedicated that these vaccines will go to Africa.”
Cargo marred by criticism
Many African international locations will doubtless be unable to immunize as much as 10 % of their most susceptible populations by September, the WHO said.
The African Union has bought 400 million doses of the J&J vaccine, which Masiyiwa mentioned shall be distributed throughout the continent between now and September 2022.
“As well as, the Europeans dedicated to offer us 200 million doses earlier than the top of December,” Masiyiwa added.