UK govt to donate 2 million AstraZeneca vaccines to Nepal

KATHMANDU: The government of United Kingdom has announced to provide two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Nepal.

According to sources, citing that Nepal needs vaccines to fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the UK, its oldest diplomatic ally, has agreed to provide 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.

Interestingly, despite the indifference from the Nepali diplomatic mission, the House of Lords motioned in favor of Nepal.

Sources said British Ambassador to Kathmandu Nicola Pollitt, who had taken initiation to arrange for the vaccine, had informed Prime Minister KP Oli about the UK government’s help two days ago.

Earlier, Nepal had received 348,000 doses of vaccine under the COVAX program. The UK had supported through that program as well.

The officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu are fed up with the sluggish performance of Nepali Embassy in Britain.

UK has always been supportive to Nepal in various sustainable projects and is the oldest diplomatic ally of Nepal.

Fiscal Nepal |
Sunday May 23, 2021, 11:03:29 AM |

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