Thailand to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam and five others

VOV.VN - Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved a proposal on February 11 aimed at donating up to 3.55 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to six countries, including Vietnam.

The others include Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

In response to Thailand signaling its intentions to the World Health Organization (WHO) that it is ready to donate vaccines to other in-need nations via the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), the WHO has permitted them to proceed with directly donating to the six countries, said Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the CCSA.

Following approval given by the CCSA, roughly 3.5 million doses of the vaccine will be delivered to those countries, he said.

In line with this proposal, Thailand will donate between 500,000 to one million AstraZeneca doses to Myanmar, 300,000 to Laos, 300,000 to Vietnam, 400,000 to Nepal, 550,000 to Kenya, and one million to Ethiopia.

On February 12, the southeast Asian nation recorded total of 16,330 new COVID-19 infections and 25 related deaths, thereby raising the total caseload to nearly 2.58 million and the death toll to over 22,400.

As of February 8, more than 52% of roughly 35,500 schools across Thailand had reopened and resumed in-person classes. According to details given by the CCSA, nearly 100% of the teachers have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot and 79.45% have been vaccinated twice.