North Korea’s authorities abandoned 3 million doses of the Chinese vaccine from the coronavirus Sinovac and demanded to send them to other countries. This is reported by South China Morning POST with reference to UNICEF.
According to the organization, the DPRK has taken such a decision due to the limited deliveries of drugs against COVID-19 and “periodic outbreaks of the disease in other countries.”
In Pyongyang, they stated that cooperation with the WHO Vaccination Program Covax, which deals with the distribution of drugs in the world. UNICEF reports that the republic expects a new batch of vaccines in the “coming months.”
In July, the DPRK authorities prevented the delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine. The North Korean government refused to put into the country of specialists engaged in supply logistics, and did not agree to sign a document on the refusal of liability in the event of rare side effects from the use of the drug.