Thailand to sign vaccine procurement deal with AstraZeneca on Friday

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will oversee the signing of a reservation and procurement deal for Covid-19 vaccine between Thailand and AstraZeneca, a British–Swedish pharmaceutical company, on Friday, said deputy government’s spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul.

The signing ceremony will be held at Government House. This follows the Cabinet’s agreement to set aside more than Bt6 billion for the procurement of vaccines.

She added that Thailand expects to receive the vaccine mid next year.