Malaysia will soon be receiving 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca donated by the UK


PUTRAJAYA: It was reported by UK daily, The Telegraph, that Dominic Raab has announced that the country is committed to providing 100 million doses from its surplus of domestic supply to the poorest and most vulnerable countries around the world.

The first batch which consists of nine million AstraZeneca will be sent through the COVAX facility and shall be received by Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya and Jamaica.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has announced that the contribution would assist in strengthening the daily ongoing vaccination rate of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

The recent communication between the countries has revealed that the UK hope that the contribution would assist Malaysia in reducing the prevailing pandemic situation.

Malaysia has previously received one million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from the United States and also one million doses of AstraZeneca donated by the government of Japan.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin has also announced that  China will be contributing some 500,000 doses of the Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine. 

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