This country has paid in full for 500,000 Sinopharm vaccines.
This was revealed on Tuesday by Finance Minister Colm Imbert, during a virtual press conference.
This 500,00 does not include the 100,000 donations T&T received from China on May 19.
Imbert said that so far, 200,000 of that vaccine purchased arrived in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, while the remaining 300,000 is expected to reach here in a couple of weeks.
Imbert pointed out that these vaccines were not purchased from the loan T&T received from China.
“So even though we have not yet drawdown on the Chinese loan (1.4billion) we have not accessed those funds yet we went ahead because this is so important and we paid in full for 500,000 Sinpoharm vaccines.”
He, however, did not give the price paid for the vaccines, citing a non-disclosure agreement.