President of the Supermarket Association of TT (SATT) Rajiv Diptee has congratulated the government on securing vaccines from India and China.
On Wednesday, government revealed that India has agreed to send 40,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to TT, while China pledged 100,000 of its Sinopharm jabs.
Diptee, in a Newsday interview, described the announcement as a “plus for TT.”
He said “It’s good news, I know the government has been working assiduously because they realise the frustration people from all different levels of society have been experiencing throughout this pandemic.
“There are questions over the efficacy of China’s vaccine, but I know not everyone would have been able to afford vaccines if they were being sold, so this is a definite plus for the country. So congratulations.”
They also spoke to Gabriel Faria, CEO of the TT Chamber of Commerce, who stated “”It’s comforting to know that progress is being made on this matter.
“The private sector is fully supportive of the vaccination campaign that the government is rolling out and we will provide support in whatever way we can.