Bangkok (VNA) – On Feb. 11, Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved a proposal to give up to 3.55 million doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine in six countries, including Vietnam.
The others are Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, Kenya and Ethiopia.
In response to Thailand’s signaling to the World Health Organization (WHO) of its willingness to donate vaccines to other countries in need through Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines (COVAX), l WHO authorized the country to proceed directly with the donation to the six countries. , said CCSA spokesperson Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin.
Following approval by the CCSA, about 3.5 million doses of the vaccine will be delivered to these countries, he said.
Thailand will donate 500,000 to 1 million doses of AstraZeneca to Myanmar, 300,000 to Laos, 300,000 to Vietnam, 400,000 to Nepal, 550,000 to Kenya and 1 million to Ethiopia.
On February 12, Thailand recorded 16,330 new COVID-19[female[feminine cases and 25 related deaths, bringing the total number of cases to nearly 2.58 million and the death toll to more than 22,400.
As of Feb. 8, more than 52% of Thailand’s roughly 35,500 schools have reopened and resumed in-person classes. According to the CCSA, almost 100% of teachers have received at least one vaccine against COVID-19 and 79.45% have been vaccinated twice. For students, the figures are respectively 95.11% and 71.41%./.