Governor of the Central Financial institution of Iran has unveiled plans for the acquisition of 16.8 million doses of coronavirus vaccine via the World Well being Group’s COVAX programme after the primary prepayment was made in cooperation with two Iranian and three European banks.
In a submit on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Abdolnasser Hemmati stated the primary prepayment for the acquisition of coronavirus vaccine via COVAX allocation scheme has been remitted by the Central Financial institution of Iran.
The highest banker stated the prepayment has been made in a course of in cooperation with two Iranian and three European banks regardless of the obstacles brought on by the US sanctions.
Iran has wired the prepayment to the account of the WHO dealer on the primary day after the January holidays, he added.
Hemmati additionally famous that Iran has allotted a a lot bigger sum of cash for the acquisition of coronavirus vaccine, saying the CBI will present foreign money for the acquisition on the discretion of the Well being Ministry officers.
The CBI governor lastly expressed hope for the supply of the vaccines purchased from overseas and for the mass manufacturing of a homegrown vaccine.