Asian countries face corona crisis: Vaccines run out, hospitals full


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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Asia’s daily mortality rates are at a record high and countries are facing a Covid-19 vaccine supply crisis. Nepal and Bangladesh have run out of vaccines, and most countries in the region are struggling with vaccine shortages, while hospitals in India, Nepal, Malaysia, and the Philippines are full of Covid-19 patients, the statement said on Friday.

Asian countries face corona crisis Vaccines run out hospitals full

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said the Asian continent is breaking daily records for casualties due to the coronavirus and is facing a major crisis.

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Countries are experiencing major problems with the supply of coronavirus vaccines, Federation officials said, adding that Nepal and Bangladesh have run out of vaccines, and most countries in the region are struggling with famine.

Hospitals, especially in India, Nepal, Malaysia, and the Philippines, are full of Covid-19 patients, the statement said, adding that many rich countries have bought enough vaccines to vaccinate their citizens over and over again, while in most regions of Asia this is not the case.

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Alexander Matheou, the group’s Asia Pacific director, said sharing vaccine doses between countries and through the United Nations’ COVAX facility is now the only option to address vaccine shortages and prevent another catastrophe.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies urged pharmaceutical companies and governments to work together to ensure better vaccine supply in Asia, the epicenter of the global pandemic, which currently has the largest number of new cases.

In addition, the Federation urged rich countries to accelerate their plans to ship excess vaccine stocks to countries with difficulties, saying vaccines have become more critical with the spread of Covid-19 variants, but vaccination rates in Asia remain very low.

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India and Indonesia vaccinated about 3 percent of their population, while the Philippines gave two doses to just 0.6 percent.

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