June 9, 2021

More Sinopharm Vaccines In The Works For T&T

By Newsroom

A purchase agreement for Sinopharm vaccines is in the works for Trinidad and Tobago.

This is according to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh who made the revelation in the Lower House this afternoon but remained tight lipped about specific details as he says the negotiation is at a “sensitive stage”.

“Madame Speaker, we are now in the 11th hour and 55th minute of consecrating this bilateral purchase and there must be nothing that is said in the public domain that is prevented from being said with the NDA to scuffle that. As soon as we have the sign-off from Sinopharm to discuss matters we will do so as it relates to shipping, arrival dates and so on, as we have always done when vaccines are brought into the country,” the Health Minister said. 

Trinidad and Tobago first received a vaccine donation of 100,000 Sinopharm vaccines from China in May, as a result of talks between Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and China’s Xi Jinping.