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Japan to turn into world’s No. 3 donor of COVID vaccine doses


Japan will turn into the world’s third-largest supplier of COVID-19 vaccine doses, with donations to twenty international locations and areas set to achieve 30 million following one other deliberate supply to Taiwan, the overseas minister mentioned Tuesday.

Japan has been offering domestically-made doses of AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccine to different international locations and areas that want them. An further 300,000 doses are scheduled to be delivered to Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing the full to 4.2 million.

Vietnam and Indonesia, which have shut relations with Japan, are additionally among the many recipients, every having acquired 4 million doses.

Former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged in June to donate 30 million doses. Japan has seen its day by day confirmed COVID-19 instances falling sharply in tandem with rising vaccination charges.