Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, is waiting for the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from Washington today. The United States has promised to help the country of 3.5 million people with a total of half a million “Johnson & Johnson” vaccines.
According to the US Embassy in Moldova, there will be 150,000 vaccines in the first batch today. President Maia Sandu thanked the United States for its assistance and said it would “help them save lives, protect the health of citizens and limit the power of the pandemic.”
The country has so far vaccinated 305,000 people against covid-19, about 11 percent of the population. In Moldova, the infection rate exceeds 257,000, and complications of Covid-19 have killed 6,207 people.