Australia wants one million doses of vaccine for Papua New Guinea

Australia wants one million doses of vaccine for Papua New Guinea

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he wanted to use the doses he had ordered from Australia and was already paying, to help Papua New Guinea, in the north of the country, due to the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus Used to fight against the disease.

“We are making a formal request to AstraZeneca and European authorities to reach one million doses of our request for AstraZeneca, not for Australia, but for Papua New Guinea, a developing country that is in dire need of these vaccines.” They said.

“We signed a contract for these supplements, we paid for them. And we want these vaccines delivered here so that we can support our nearest neighbor Papua New Guinea.”

The claims came after Italy stopped a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines in Australia in early March.

Rome justified the blockade due to the “persistent lack of vaccines and delays in supply by AstraZeneca” in the European Union and Italy.

The European Union did not oppose Italy’s blockade and indicated that other member countries may follow suit.

Papua New Guinea, one of the poorest countries in the Pacific, has officially recorded more than 1,000 new cases of Kovid-19 since March 1, bringing the total number of infections since the disease arrived in the country a year earlier. Doubles.

But the slow pace of testing has raised concerns among authorities about the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 among the population.

According to a report made by the French agency AFP, the Kovid-19 epidemic caused at least 2,661,919 deaths worldwide, more than 122.7 million cases of infection.

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According to the latest bulletin of the Directorate General for Health, 16,707 out of 8,14,897 people have died in Portugal.

The disease has been detected by a new coronavirus in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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