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China Will Donate Vaccine That Protects Against COVID-19 Variants, PM Says

(Antigua Observer) The government says it is constantly shopping around for vaccines in an effort to relieve Antigua and Barbuda of the crippling COVID-19 virus.

And in addition to the vaccines currently under scrutiny for local approval, the government intends to obtain the Chinese Sinovac vaccine which is said to work well against the UK and South African variants of the coronavirus.

“The vaccine that protects against the south African strain incidentally is a Chinese vaccine. We do not have the Chinese vaccine approved here but we have asked the committee, the technical team that presides over the approval of those vaccines, to try and expand the list of approved vaccines,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne said on Saturday.

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