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US to donate vaccines to fully vaccinate 1.5m people in Nepal


Nepalnews
2021 Jul 10, 16:15, Kathmandu

The US is going to donate the vaccines against COVID-19 to Nepal in a few days.

The US has detailed plans to donate 7 million doses of anti-COVID vaccine to Nepal and other Asian countries.


US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry wrote on Twitter, "In the coming days, the US will donate at no cost to Neal enough vaccines to fully vaccinate 1.5 million people. I could not be any prouder of our 73-year long partnership. America will always stand with Nepalis, and will continue to work tirelessly to improve their lives."

The US has detailed plans to donate 7 million doses of anti-COVID vaccine to Nepal and other Asian countries. The White House on June 3 on the fact sheet said it would donate at least 80 million doses of vaccine globally by the end of June as Washington aims to close the gap with Beijing in vaccine diplomacy.

Among the first tranche of 25 million doses, about 7 million will be allocated to Asia via the World Health Organisation (WHO)-led COVAX vaccine access program, according to the White House.

At least three-quarters of all donated doses will be distributed through COVAX — prioritising South Asia, Southeast Asia and certain other regions — while the rest will go directly to such places as countries in need and their neighbours.

A total of 2,611,807 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 while 964,508 people have been administered the second dose of vaccines in Nepal.

As per the Central Bureau of Statics, the population of Nepal at present stands at 30,338,104.

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