Ukrainian scientists to join production of Israeli COVID-19 vaccine

Ukrainian scientists to join production of Israeli COVID-19 vaccine

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Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk and Minister of Health of the State of Israel Yuli Edelstein discussed cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, the joint work of Israeli and Ukrainian scientists on the rapid production of an Israeli vaccine.

"During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of cooperation in combating the pandemic. Yevhen Korniychuk and Yuli Edelstein reached an agreement on joint work of Israeli and Ukrainian scientists on the rapid production of an Israeli vaccine, as well as exchange of information on its effectiveness," the Ukrainian Embassy in Israel wrote on its Facebook page.

In addition, the Israeli side promised to provide comprehensive assistance in the early receipt by Ukraine of a vaccine against COVID-19 from well-known international companies that have already received FDA approval or are at the final stage of obtaining it.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed the quota for attracting workers to care for the elderly in the framework of an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the State of Israel on the temporary employment of Ukrainian workers in certain sectors of the labor market of the State of Israel and the further development of cooperation between Ukraine and Israel in the field of medical tourism in both directions.

As reported by Ukrinform, a total of 900,666 COVID-19 cases were laboratory confirmed in Ukraine on December 14, including 6,451 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

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