Nippon Foundation donates 2 mln Covaxin doses to Myanmar

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Japan’s philantropic Nippon Foundation is to donate 2 million jabs of Covaxin to Myanmar this month, a total of 1 million jabs were delivered to Myanmar at the VIP lounge of Yangon International Airport at 10 am yesterday.
At the handover ceremony, Mr Mori Yuji, executive director of Nippon Foundation, handed over 1 million jabs of Covaxin to Dr Maung Maung Myint, President of the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), in the presence of Mr Maruyama Ichiro, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar and Dr Tun Min, Deputy Director-General of Yangon Region Public Health Department.
The officials from Japanese Embassy to Myanmar and Nippon Foundation, and MRCS also attended the ceremony.
The Nippon Foundation will contribute US$17 million worth 2 million doses of Covaxin to Myanmar and 1 million doses arrived at the Yangon Internaitonal Airport by Qatar Airways flight (QR8920) in the first batch. The second batch is scheduled to come by this airlines on 23 January with another 1 million doses.—MNA

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