S Korea flags possible vaccine export curbs to secure Covid-19 shots

S Korea flags possible vaccine export curbs to secure Covid-19 shots

The Straits Times - Asia·2021-04-06 17:05

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea is considering all options to secure enough coronavirus vaccine supplies, a top vaccine official said on Tuesday (April 6) in response to questions about possible export curbs on locally made vaccines.

The remarks come as authorities face a backlash for relying on global vaccine-sharing scheme Covax for a bulk of the country's Covid-19 shots as shipment delays threaten to slow the inoculation programme.

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