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Australia to send 8000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to PNG, asks Astra-Zeneca and Europe for 1 million more – ABC News

Australia will send 8,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine supply to Papua New Guinea, in response to a worsening outbreak of the virus in the country.

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Australia will send 8,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine supply to Papua New Guinea next week and is asking AstraZeneca and European authorities to divert another 1 million doses to the country.

  • PNG has more than 1,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the real number is likely to be much higher
  • A travel ban has been put on those flying in and out of the country
  • Australia will send masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators and sanitiser to PNG

Australia’s closest neighbour is in the grip of a worsening COVID-19…

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