The German Government is working to ensure the fair and efficient distribution of vaccines and is supporting the global efforts to fight the pandemic to the tune of 2.2 billion euro. What is more, Germany is providing third states with 100 million vaccine doses.
The COVID‑19 pandemic is more than a global health crisis: its economic, social and humanitarian impact is dramatic too. German missions around the world are helping people in need in their areas.
Namibia is suffering greatly from the COVID-19 pandemic. Germany is sending aid supplies worth approximately 11 million euro to the region. The second flight landed yesterday.
On 11 and 12 May, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will be in Italy and the Vatican. His visit will focus on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, global efforts to foster peace and the interfaith dialogue.
A first transport plane with urgently needed goods flew to India on 1 May, carrying 120 ventilators as well as medicines to treat COVID‑19 patients. India is badly affected by the pandemic: the country is seeing over 300,000 new cases a day. Germany is providing support in this difficult situation.
Foreign Minister Maas is visiting Kosovo and Serbia today and tomorrow. His talks will focus on rapprochement between the two states, as well as on cross-border cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social consequences.