12.02.2020

Japan Government to give free Coronavirus vaccine to all residents- Elizabeth blog


According to the Reports, The Japanese Government has confirmed that all of its residents will get free coronavirus vaccines under a bill passed on Wednesday, December 2, as the country battles record numbers of daily cases of Coronavirus.

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The Bill that the Governments said they will cover all the Vaccine Costa for 126 million Japanese Residents was approved by the Upper house of Parliament, having cleared the powerful lower house.

Japan has secured Covid-19 vaccines for 60 million people from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, and for a further 25 million people from biotech firm Moderna.

It was also reported that the country will receive 120 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.

The bill's passage comes two weeks after Japan's prime minister said the country was on "maximum alert" over the virus, and as medics warn hospitals are on the brink of collapse.



Japan has recorded around 2,100 deaths with over 150,000 cases since the first case was confirmed. But it is now facing a third wave of the disease, reporting record numbers of daily infections nationwide in recent weeks.



Tokyo's governor, Yuriko Koike has urged residents to avoid non-essential outings and asked businesses serving alcohol to shut early.

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