ANKARA, Jan 20 — Three vaccine manufacturers from China have applied for the global COVAX initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO), authorities said on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Sinovac, Sinopharm, and CanSinoBio have submitted applications to join the initiative that aims to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a news conference, according to daily Global Times.

“Chinese COVID-19 vaccine producers are in close communication with the WHO on application of pre-qualification for emergency use listing,” she added.

Apart from these three, there are 12 more vaccine candidates being developed in China. 


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