Kuwait inks coronavirus vaccine deal with international organization

Kuwait inks coronavirus vaccine deal with international organization
Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah said the government will cover 50 percent of the country’s vaccine needs. (File/AFP)
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Updated 27 July 2020

Kuwait inks coronavirus vaccine deal with international organization

Kuwait inks coronavirus vaccine deal with international organization
  • 145 companies are competing in the race to create a vaccine

DUBAI: Kuwait has secured an agreement with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) to provide the country with an enough COVID-19 vaccine for 800,000 people once available, national daily Kuwait Times reported.
Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah said the government will cover 50 percent of the country’s vaccine needs once the second shipment arrives from manufacturing companies working with GAVI.
He said 145 companies are competing in the race to create a vaccine, and that Kuwait has reached out to five firms for the supply.