Kathmandu, May 28
Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali says Nepal has hoped for a breakthrough in Covid-19 vaccine import in the next 15 days. Gyawali claims the government has launched different initiatives to import the vaccines and received some positive responses also.
Speaking in a virtual meeting hosted by the Health Journalist Forum on Friday, Gyawali said some countries had assured the government that they would announce assistance to Nepal soon. He was hopeful that the country would vaccinate all citizens qualified for the jab by the end of 2021.
The minister clarified Nepal was not only relying on grants for the vaccines, but the government had also already allocated Rs 36 billion for the vaccines.
He informed the vaccines that China recently announced to donate to Nepal would arrive in Kathmandu by June 2.