900,000 doses of COVID-19 Abdala vaccine developed and produced by the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) of Cuba were handed over to the Vietnamese Embassy in the country on September 24 (Cuba time).
On the same day, the Cuban Defence Ministry also presented 150,000 doses of Abdala vaccine to the Vietnamese defense attaché in the country.
All the vaccine doses will be transported to Vietnam on the special plane serving the overseas working trip by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc made an official friendship visit to Cuba on September 18-20 and then travelled to the US to attend the High-level Debate of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session (UNGA 76) in the US./.
The Government on September 20 issued Resolution 109/NQ-CP on the purchase of Abdala COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Cuba.