A health worker holds a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The Government of India has today officially informed T&T’s Government that 40,000 doses of WHO-approved Astra Zeneca vaccines have now been approved for donation to this country.

In addition, the People’s Republic of China has offered 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Office of the Prime Minister, in a release a short while ago, said it has “graciously accepted this generous offer of the Sinopharm vaccine as we anxiously await WHO approval.

“Prime Minister Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley has expressed his sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping for their generosity to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

“All relevant arrangements are being made for the shipment of the vaccines to Port of Spain.”