SEOUL (Xinhua): South Korea has decided to donate an additional 290,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday (Nov 4).
South Korea provided 1.1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Vietnam and 470,000 doses of the vaccines for Thailand on Oct 12, while donating one million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Iran on Oct 25.
The South Korean foreign ministry said in a statement that the additional donation would contribute to the improved friendly ties between South Korea and Vietnam and the global efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
It came as South Korea's full vaccination rate topped 70 per cent of the population, a major precondition set by the government to ease antivirus measures.
In the latest tally, the country administered Covid-19 vaccines to 80.5 per cent of the population, with 75.9 per cent being fully vaccinated.