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De Beers Helps Purchase Half A Million Covid Vaccines for Botswana

De Beers and two other companies financed 40% of the cost of the vaccines
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Diamond minerDe Beers, together with Debswana and DTC Botswana, has helped Botswana secure half a million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Rough & Polished reports.

 

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According to the report, De Beers, Debswana and DTCB’s financial contribution has funded “40% of the cost of the vaccines.” Since the start of the pandemic, De Beers, Debswana and DTCB have collectively provided more than 100 million Pula of COVID-19 relief support to Botswana (about $8.9 million).

 

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De Beers’ CEO said: “The COVID-19 Delta variant has increased the challenges being experienced around the globe and we are committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with our partners in Botswana both to address urgent needs, and step up to support the nation’s longer-term recovery.”



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