KATHMANDU, July 13: Japan has announced to donate about 1.6 million doses of the Japanese-made AstraZeneca vaccine to Nepal under grants through the COVAX facility.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan officially announced the grant of 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine today, according to a press statement issued by the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu.
The vaccine will be shipped from Japan to Nepal at the earliest possible date. “The exact shipping schedule will be confirmed once the procurement arrangements will be finalized by the international organization which is in charge of the matter,” further reads the statement.
The Embassy of Japan has been working with the Government of Nepal to tackle COVID-19 together by assisting Nepali hospitals with medical equipment in multiple ways.