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World Insights: More Southeast Asian nations embrace Chinese vaccines to fight COVID-19 – Xinhua

BANGKOK, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — When a plane carrying Thailand’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac landed at an airport here on Wednesday, people waiting on the tarmac cheered and applauded.

“Thank you to the People’s Republic of China for delivering the first batch of vaccines this month and the following batches in the subsequent months,” said Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, when he welcomed the vaccines’ arrival at the airport.

Prayut expressed his gratitude while a refrigerated container, with a banner reading “COVID-19 vaccines, returning smiles to Thailand” written in Thai, was lowered from the plane.

The Chinese vaccines would be distributed to 13 provinces of Thailand to prioritize health care workers…

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