FILE PHOTO: Cainiao's logo, Alibaba's logistics unit, is seen at the warehouse in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China October 26, 2020.
REUTERS/Aly SongBEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group’s Cainiao is in talks with Chinese vaccine makers over COVID-19 vaccine logistics, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, as the company launched a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to transport medicine to the Middle East and Africa.
“We are currently in discussion with some domestic COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers and international organizations on cooperation over COVID-19 vaccine logistics,” the spokeswoman said.
Cainiao, a logistics company, underpins delivery for Alibaba’s e-commerce marketplace, and it says it aims to deliver across the globe in 72 hours.
China has several vaccine developers running the final stages of clinical trials to determine the efficacy of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates.
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