Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne has revealed that a shipment of 100,000 Sinopharm vaccines, donated to Trinidad and Tobago by the Government of China, is due to arrive in this country on Tuesday night.
The Sinopharm vaccine recently received emergency use approval by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Dr Browne said the emergency approval has enabled the fulfilment at this time of a generous commitment that was made by the President of the People’s Republic of China to Prime Minister Keith Rowley.
He told media yesterday that “these vaccines will help achieve the desired difference if we as a nation further adjust our behaviours and reduce the risk of transmission.”
This is the largest donation of COVID-19 vaccines thus far, and Dr Browne said the coordination and communication on the matter with China’s Ambassador to T&T has been “exemplary”.