The government of the United States of America has said that Nepal will be provided vaccines as per the COVAX initiative. The President office of the USA announced the strategy for global vaccine sharing on Thursday. The office decided 25 million doses of vaccine are to be given now. Out of the 25 million, 1.9 million will be given under the COVAX initiative.
Under the COVAX initiative, 6 million vaccines will be given to Latin America and Caribbean countries, 7 million to the south and southeast Asia region, and 5 million to Africa. Different countries in Asia that include Nepal will be given the vaccine. The other countries in Asia are India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Srilanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Asia Pacific Island.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Nepal Pradeep Gywawali said that Nepal will be getting the vaccines but the government do not know the number of doses now. It is expected that 20% of the population of Nepal will get the vaccine through the COVAX alliance.
The president of the USA, Joe Biden said that until the month of June 80 million vaccines will be provided worldwide. In the first phase, 25 million is to be given that has been made public now. The Whitehouse reports the vaccine doses quantity for each country will be revealed at later date by the Biden administration.