‘This will help spread the vaccines also within Africa’ [Video]

Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines.

Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao has announced that it has struck a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines is introducing a cold chain capable of transporting temperature-sensitive medicines from China to the rest of the world.

South African Institute of International Affairs senior researcher in China-Africa relations Dr Cobus Van Straden explained that Alibaba and Ethiopia have been working together since the early stages of the pandemic in distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in different countries.

This seems to be building on to an alliance they have already set during the pandemic, so it’s quite encouraging.

Dr Cobus Van Straden, senior researcher in China-Africa relations – SA Institute of International Affairs

Apparently, Ethiopia air has started cold storage on its planes so this will actually help with spreading vaccines not only from China to Africa but also within Africa.

Dr Cobus …

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