THE AMBASSADOR of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St Vincent and the Grenadines, Peter Sha-Li LAN, yesterday, March 7 handed over 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, St Clair Prince at the Taiwan Embassy.
In a release, the embassy said in keeping with the recognition that the vaccines are needed in order to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with the Government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), the Government of the Republic of China took action and managed to deliver 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to SVG on 1st March, 2022.
Ambassador Lan said in an interview that the donation, following the previous donations of rapid test kits, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, masks and a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies, is part of the commitment between the Taiwan and SVG in jointly combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of the Republic of China will continue to work with the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines in various areas of co-operation and promote the welfare of the people of SVG.
Minister Prince, on behalf of the Government of SVG expressed the sincere appreciation to the government and people of the Republic of China for always being there when St Vincent and the Grenadines faces challenges. He said the vaccines are in good hands and encouraged people to take the vaccine in hope to end the pandemic soon.