AstraZeneca vaccine could be delivered to Ukraine on Feb 23 – President's Office

AstraZeneca vaccine could be delivered to Ukraine on Feb 23 – President's Office

 The AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine (CoviShield) could be delivered to Ukraine on Tuesday, February 23, according to Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko.

He said this at a briefing within the All-Ukrainian Forum "Ukraine 30. Infrastructure" in Kyiv on Monday, February 22, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"The vaccine is already on its way [to Ukraine]. I hope it will arrive in Ukraine in the morning," Tymoshenko said.

Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov said on February 21 that he personally supervised the shipment to Ukraine of the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine (CoviShield) from a manufacturing plant in the Indian city of Pune. According to him, 500,000 doses will first be transported to Mumbai, then the plane will stop in Istanbul, and "the vaccine will arrive in Ukraine in the next few days."

Some 1,307,662 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ukraine as of February 22, including 3,206 new cases over the past 24 hours.


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