The Malta Independent 15 October 2021, Friday

Malta to send 135,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Rwanda

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 11:35 Last update: about 2 days ago

Malta will be sending 135,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Rwanda, the Permanent Secretary for the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Christopher Cutajar tweeted about the delivery to the African nation, saying that the vaccines would be flown there by Air Malta this week.

“This shows Malta’s commitment in being at the forefront in this global fight against the pandemic.  No one is safe until everyone is safe,” Cutajar said.

It’s not the first such donation which Malta has made: last August, 40,000 vaccine doses and 40,000 test kits were sent to Libya.

Rwanda has vaccinated 15% of its population so far, having received a third of its 3.4 million vaccine doses through the COVAX collaboration for vaccine donations.

Malta started recognising Rwanda’s vaccine certificate as of last month.

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