The 2 firms stated Monday that the 27-nation group’s govt Fee exercised an choice to buy the extra doses, bringing the whole variety of pictures to be delivered to the EU in 2021 to 600 million.
The announcement provides a much-needed enhance to the EU’s sluggish and much-criticized vaccine rollout.
Sean Marett, the chief enterprise officer of BioNTech, stated deliveries of the corporate’s mRNA-based vaccine this yr will cowl two-thirds of the EU inhabitants.
The bloc has to date administered about 105 million pictures to its inhabitants of some 450 million.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s minister for planning and growth says authorities are struggling to keep up the much-needed provide of oxygen to hospitals for COVID-19 sufferers.
Asad Umar, who additionally oversees Pakistan’s response to the coronavirus, stated on Twitter that hospitals have been constantly receiving coronavirus sufferers amid a surge in new circumstances.
He stated presently greater than 4,500 COVID-19 sufferers want essential care at hospitals, however many individuals are nonetheless violating social distancing guidelines. Umar stated residents are “making an enormous mistake by not following” social distancing guidelines.
His warning comes hours after Pakistan reported 73 fatalities in a single day from the coronavirus and 5,152 new circumstances.