Tag: AstraZeneca

Taiwan could face delivery delay on Covid-19 Vaccine after the EU tightened vaccine export rules

On 31 January 2021 Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said that Taiwan could face delays in the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine from British-Swedish vaccine developer AstraZeneca, after the EU introduced tighter rules on vaccine exports a day earlier. Chen, who also heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), made the comment after new rules,…

Vietnam approve vaccine from AstraZeneca PLC for domestic inoculation

The Vietnamese health ministry approved a vaccine from AstraZeneca PLC for domestic inoculation hours after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said late on 29 January, that the country must have a vaccine in the first quarter. The Vietnam government had previously said it was in talks to procure 30 million doses of the vaccine. The…

Philippines may exclude Covid-19 vaccine to weak elderly people

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday 19 January 2021 that it may exclude elderly people with critical illnesses from the list of people who could receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. This possibility was raised after 23 elderly patients in Norway reportedly died days after receiving the US pharmaceutical giant’s COVID-19 vaccine. FDA Director…

The Philippines secures another 17 million dose of AstraZeneca

On 14 January 2021 the Philippine government announced it has secured another 17 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from British-Swedish pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. According to Philippines News Agency, The Philippine government, local government units (LGUs), private sector donors, and AstraZeneca signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to secure additional doses of coronavirus vaccine…

Ambassador Kvarnström updated on current situation for December

Swedish ambassador to Singapore, Niclas Kvarnström released on 27 November 2020 a letter to the community: Friends, We are approaching Christmas and New Year by storm, and with that for most people, a hope of leave and time with loved ones. I know that there are many Swedes in Singapore who have hoped to travel…

Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerece welcomes October with Sustainability webminars

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce published a thank you note to friends, partners and members on 1 October 2020, that said: Dear Members, Friends and Partners of the TSCC, In early September, Thailand saw the end of its zero-confirmed-local-transmission streak. Yet, the country seems ready to handle a second wave should it happen and people…