Trinidad and Tobago is to receive a shipment of 100,000 vaccines donated by the Government of China to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

The shipment is due to arrive at the Piarco International Airport next Tuesday.

The Sinopharm vaccine recently received emergency use approval by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The Minister said all vaccines received thus far represents important progress for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad’s Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne stated the vaccines will help achieve the desired difference and reduce the risk of transmission.

The Minister noted that this is the largest donation of COVID-19 vaccines thus far, and the coordination and communication on the matter with China’s Ambassador to T&T has been exemplary.

The Government of India donated 40,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to T&T a month ago, and has been used to further the administration of first and second doses of the vaccine.