Romania to donate 100,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam

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Romania will donate 100,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam, President Klaus Iohannis has announced.

Iohannis had a telephone conversation with the president of Vietnam, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, about the bilateral relation, including cooperation in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic., Agerpres reported on Wednesday.

Vietnam was one of the countries that donated medical supplies to Romania last year, at the beginning of the pandemic.

About one-quarter of people have been vaccinated in Romania. After a relatively good start that lasted until the spring, the vaccine campaign has derailed.

In recent weeks, the number of administered daily vaccine doses in the eastern European nation has declined.

Since launching its inoculation drive in late December, Romania has injected over 9 million vaccine doses to its population of more than 19 million.

Neihgbor Bulgaria  has also announced it will donate 172,500 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Bhutan. Bhutan will cover the delivery costs, Euractiv reported.

Romania and Bulgaria both said earlier this month that they wanted to begin donating vaccines in order to avoid the destruction of expired quantities.

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