Posted by : Quoting Solomon Times Online Posted on : 21-Aug-2020

"It's a partnership with our family in the Pacific and the rest of the world looks on Australia as providing that support to developing countries in our own region and that is specifically in relation to the Pacific countries," Mr Morrison said.

“Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to the Pacific and some South-East Asian countries if Australia develops a supply of working drugs.

“The Australian Government struck an agreement with UK-based drug company AstraZeneca to locally produce a vaccine which is currently being trialled at Oxford University.

“If the trial is successful, and the Government is able to ramp up local production of the drug, then it has promised to deliver the vaccine for free to all Australians.”

“Mr Morrison said Australia also planned to use its aid program to "roll this sort of support out to our Pacific neighbours."

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