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Merkel ‘worried’ about COVID-19 vaccines reaching poor countries

Germany’s chancellor has raised concerns about the world’s poorest securing access to Covid-19 vaccines. BBC reported that Angela Merkel made this statement as she was speaking at a G20 summit which saw leaders promise a fair distribution of jabs.

But Mrs Merkel warned progress was slow, saying she would raise the matter with global vaccine alliance GAVI.

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“We will now speak with GAVI about when these negotiations will begin because I am somewhat worried that nothing has been done on that yet,” she said.

Her comments come as the US announced that some Americans could be vaccinated as early as 11 December.