Iran obtained a big cargo of COVID-19 vaccines from Cuba on Thursday.
A complete of 100,000 Soberana 02 doses from the Latin American nation have been delivered to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
The first dose of the vaccine might be administered to 100,000 folks in Iran as a part of the third part of its trial. Iran and Cuba are additionally working to develop a vaccine collectively that may very well be prepared by April, in accordance with the outlet.
Iran has been one of many hardest hit nations within the area by the coronavirus and has been registering a number of thousand infections per day for a number of months. The Islamic Republic started administering vaccine doses in February. Some Iranian media retailers have accused the federal government of giving out the vaccine based mostly on private connections versus well being issues.
Iran and Cuba take pleasure in pleasant relations partially as a result of each states are adversaries of the United States. Iran can also be shut with Venezuela within the Western Hemisphere for related causes.