Malaysia donates 500,000 AZ vaccines to Myanmar

Malaysia donates 500,000 AZ vaccines to Myanmar

The Malaysian government has donated 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to Myanmar, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

"As some countries begin to transition out of the pandemic, others still need help to immunise their population.

"Half a million doses of the AZ vaccine arrived in Yangon today for the people of Myanmar from the people of Malaysia. Let's stay safe together," Khairy shared on Twitter.

Myanmar's Ministry of Information, in a statement posted on the Myanmar National Portal today said the vaccines were handed over by Malaysia-Myanmar Business Chamber (MMBC) Chairperson Ms Loi Jin Choo, Counsellor Mr Muhammad Syukri Bin Azmi and officials to Dr Tun Min, Head of Yangon Region Public Health and Medical Services Department.

The vaccines, it said will be kept at the central vaccine store depot of the Public Health Department on Mindhamma road in Mayangon Township.

"The vaccines will be distributed to Nay Pyi Taw, Regions/ States with the help of Myanmar National Airlines and Tatmadaw (Air) to vaccinate the target groups at the public hospitals and vaccination sites.

"More than 28.97 million people receive vaccine more than one time to date and 1.2 million receive boosters and so a total of more than 52.65 million doses are delivered in the country," the statement read. - NST



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