TT to receive “fairly large” shipment of Sinopharm next week

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TT to receive “fairly large” shipment of Sinopharm next week

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has revealed that TT is expected to receive a sizeable shipment of vaccines soon.

At Saturday’s COVID-19 new conference, the prime minister said “During this month of July, we are expecting an improvement in the forecast we have made,” as this country is to receive a “fairly large” shipment of Sinopharm vaccines as part of the agreement with the Chinese government next week.

In addition, he said 200,000 doses from the African Medical Supplies Union’s commitment to CARICOM are expected in mid-July.

He said “The first shipment to Caricom (from the African Medical Supplies Platform) would be here not in August, but in July. So, towards the middle of July, we expect to get a first shipment to Caricom—approximately 800,000 doses. Trinidad and Tobago is expected to get just under 200,000 of it. We expect to get another 400,000 in August and another 500,000 in September for Caricom.”

The third COVAX shipment of 33,600 was delayed until August.