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Embattled Japan donates more than a million Covid-19 shots to Taiwan, doubling Taipei’s vaccine stocks

Embattled Japan donates more than a million Covid-19 shots to Taiwan, doubling Taipei’s vaccine stocks

Asia, HEALTH, JAPAN, TIWAN
Workers load vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to an airplane before the plane, heading towards Taiwan, takes off from an airport in Narita, Japan © Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan The Japanese government has gifted 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to Taiwan in an effort to alleviate the island’s supply challenges and slow down a domestic spike in virus cases. “At the time of the great east Japan earthquake 10 years ago, people in Taiwan sent us a lot of donations promptly. I believe that is etched vividly in the minds of Japanese people,” said Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as he announced Japan's donation to its former colony on Friday afternoon. The AstraZeneca vaccines, 1.24 million in total, touc...