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Japan will provide AstraZeneca vaccines to Timor-Leste

Japan will provide AstraZeneca vaccines to Timor-Leste

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DILI, 15 july 2021 (TATOLI)- On 13th july, Japan will provide AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in Japan through COVAX to Asia-Pacific countries including Timor-Leste, announced Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan MOTEGI Toshimitsu.

Coordination with relevant organizations is underway, and the vaccines will be dispatched as soon as necessary preparations are completed.

The amount of vaccines to be provided to Timor-Leste is approximately 170 thousand doses.

This new assistance is in addition to the recent Japanese assistance to Timor-Leste for its fight against COVID-19, including assistance to help establish the cold-chain delivery system, as the “last one mile” delivery of the vaccines.

Ambassador KINEFUCHI Masami said, “Japan has provided more than $16 million assistance to Timor-Leste through JICA, UNICEF and UNDP. I hope this additional assistance will help Timor-Leste in containing this dreadful pandemic”.

Related news:Timor-Leste launches second doses of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccination campaign

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Rafy Belo

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