London, December 30 (EFE). – The United Kingdom has pledged to contribute 105 million pounds (124 million euros) in emergency aid so that the most vulnerable countries can cope with the omicron variable, especially in Africa, the British Foreign Secretary said on Thursday. Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss.
This assistance will be used to increase oxygen supplies and COVID-19 testing, so that health systems in these countries can respond more effectively to the spread of this highly contagious species.
In addition, the fund will facilitate information on hygiene measures, especially in health centers, schools and other public places, the State Department said today in a statement.
The ministry also stated that the government has already provided more than 30 million vaccines as part of the UK’s commitment to donate 100 million doses to countries in need.
According to the government, these vaccines have reached four continents and countries that have benefited from them include Angola, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia.
Of these 30 million doses, COVAX received 24.6 doses for distribution to different countries, while the rest were delivered directly to Kenya, Jamaica and Indonesia.
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