Nearly 76 countries around the world are now committed to joining the World Health Organization (WHO) co-led Global Corona Vaccine Allocation Plan, which aims to help purchase and distribute vaccines. An official associated with this scheme has given this information on Wednesday.
Seth Berkley, chief executive chairman of the GAVI vaccine alliance, said the coordinated plan, known as COVAX, has now been signed by more than 70 other nations, including Japan, Germany, Norway. All these countries agree in principle to purchase the Corona vaccine.
Berkley told the news agency Reuters in an interview, “We currently have 76 countries that have agreed to buy the vaccine and make it available to the public in our country. We expect this number to increase.” He continued, “This is great news. It shows that the COVAX facility is open for business and is attracting the kind of desire worldwide that we hoped it would be.”
Berkley said that the COVAX coordinator is in talks with China about whether it could be involved as well. “We had a discussion with the Chinese government yesterday. We don’t have any signed agreement with them yet, but Beijing has given a positive signal,” he said.