De Beers Group pledges US$7 million in latest round of Covid-19 support

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De Beers Group has announced that together with its joint ventures it will pledge US$6.8 million to support the national vaccine procurement and roll-out programmes of its government partners in Botswana and Namibia, as well as US$270,000 to support Covid-19 response efforts for India’s gem and jewellery industry, as the country battles the second wave of the virus.

The pledge builds on the more than US$10 million De Beers Group and its joint ventures have already contributed in both financial and in-kind support to assist the company’s diamond producing partner countries Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa respond to the pandemic.De Beers