Poland donates 400,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Taiwan


Warsaw-Poland has announced that it will donate 400,000 doses of AstraZeneca PlcCOVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan to increase Taiwan’s vaccination coverage.

Although the outbreak of the relatively small domestic coronavirus is well controlled in Taiwan, the government has ordered millions of vaccines, but only about 5% of the 23.5 million population is fully vaccinated. Is not …

Already received about 6 million vaccinations from Japan and the United States, Beijing denies playing a negative role, but speeds up the vaccination program, which said it was initially hampered by China. can do.

Poland says vaccine donations are a reciprocal move after Taiwan donates medical devices during the first wave of the pandemic.

“With this important gesture in mind, Warsaw will provide Taipei with 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to speed up the vaccination process. Increase the number of people vaccinated worldwide. That is in the interests of everyone, “the statement said.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked Poland for its donation.

Slovakia, Czech Republic and Lithuania recently said they would donate or donate vaccines to Taiwan. Taiwan has repeatedly refused to provide vaccines from China, citing doubts about the safety of Chinese shots.

By Joanna Plucinska and Ben Blanchard