Vietnam to buy 10 million Cuban-made COVID-19 vaccine doses

HAVANA: Cuba agreed on Monday (Sep 20) to provide Vietnam with 10 million doses of its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine, Abdala, for which the Asian nation has given emergency approval.A deal was signed between the two countries during an official visit by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the communist island, the government said. The agreement concerns an initial 5 million doses, but Vietnam has already authorised the purchase of 10 million doses in total, Cuban media reported. On Saturday, Vietnam became the first foreign country to approve the emergency use of Abdala, which Cuba is already using along with Soberana 02, another locally developed vaccine. Venezuela has signed a contract to acquire 12 million Abdala doses, while Iran is producing Soberana 02 under agreement. Argentina and Mexico have also expressed interest in the Cuban vaccines.

Vietnam to buy 10 million Cuban-made COVID-19 vaccine doses

HAVANA: Cuba agreed on Monday (Sep 20) to provide Vietnam with 10 million doses of its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine, Abdala, for which the Asian nation has given emergency approval.

A deal was signed between the two countries during an official visit by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the communist island, the government said.

The agreement concerns an initial 5 million doses, but Vietnam has already authorised the purchase of 10 million doses in total, Cuban media reported.

On Saturday, Vietnam became the first foreign country to approve the emergency use of Abdala, which Cuba is already using along with Soberana 02, another locally developed vaccine.

Venezuela has signed a contract to acquire 12 million Abdala doses, while Iran is producing Soberana 02 under agreement.

Argentina and Mexico have also expressed interest in the Cuban vaccines.