T&T receives donation of vaccines from Grenada

Grenada has donated 10,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago: Grenada has donated 10,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago.

The foreign Minister of Trinidad and Tobago- Dr Amery Browne, received the donation of the COVID-19 vaccines and was accompanied by T&T’s Ambassador to CARICOM, Her Excellency- Frances Signoret.

The Minister, on receiving the donation, stated, “Today I was pleased to receive 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that were generously donated by the Government and people of Grenada.”

He added that ” I commended our Ministry of National Security and Air Guard for their very efficient transportation of the COVID-19 vaccines for handing over to the Chief Pharmacist.”

The Minister also thanked and appreciated the efforts of the government of Grenada for standing in these crucial times of the pandemic.

Since the pandemic started, the island has reported a total of 24,275 COVID-19 cases, out of which a total of 13 823 people have been recovered from the deadly virus.

The country has reported a total of 459 deaths due to the coronavirus that is COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the statistics, till 30 May 2021, a total of 93,293 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is around 6.7 per cent of the population of Trinidad and Tobago.

The statistics further states that a total of 1,179 individuals have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated now, which is around 0.1 per cent of the population of Trinidad and Tobago island.

According to the statistics, worldwide there are a total of 190 crore doses have been given to the people, and a total of 42.6 crore people have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated now, which is around 5.5 per cent of the world’s population.