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Thailand will receive a share of 80 million Covid19 vaccines donated by President Biden to countries in need

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Thailand will receive a share of 80 million Covid19 vaccines donated by President Biden to countries in need

The US Embassy in Bangkok said in a Facebook post yesterday that President Joe Biden plans to deliver 80 million Covid-19 vaccines to countries in need, including Thailand.

“Thailand will receive some of the safe and effective vaccines from this global donation. The United States is sharing these vaccines to save lives and lead the world in ending the pandemic,” the embassy post said.

“President Biden’s plan for the 80 million doses donated includes more than 23 million for Asia, an effort that will keep the region – and Thailand – safe. These donations are in addition to $4 billion in the United States pledges to Covax, the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Initiative, including half a billion doses of Pfizer over the coming year.”

Citing the two countries’ joint work to address critical public health issues over 60 years, the post said Washington has spent more than $40 million (1.28 billion baht) in Covid-19 to date. related aid to Thailand.

“US aid so far includes $28.5 million in ventilators, respirators, test kits, surgical masks, goggles and other protective equipment to Thai doctors and nurses, plus support for displaced people along the border.

In addition, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has been a partner of the Thai Ministry of Health for more than 40 years, has provided $13 million in COVID-19-related aid,” the post added. “Our plan to donate vaccines will greatly increase this aid.”

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