Oli says Covid-19 vaccines shouldn’t be used for profit-making

KP Sharma Oli

Kathmandu, December 4

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says no one should use Covid-19 vaccines as means of maximising their profits.

Addressing the 31st special session of the UN General Assembly in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic on Thursday, Oli said, “The world will not be safe from the pandemic unless universal coverage of vaccine is ensured.”

“When the entire humanity is in crisis, we strongly believe that life-saving vaccines cannot be the means of maximising profit. They must be truly global public goods affordable and accessible to all countries and all people.”

On the occasion, the prime minister said national endeavours about the pandemic control must be complemented by international support measures. “The present crisis demands a genuine commitment to save lives and global unity to protect societies.”

Ending his short speech with a note of hope, Oli said, “Human civilisations have always endured devastating challenges and recovered better. We must rebound better than ever leaving no one behind.”

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