Second batch of BioNTech vaccine arrives in Turkey
The vaccines are being transferred to the Health Ministry's pharmaceutical warehouse.
Based on a deal recently made between Turkey’s Health Ministry and the U.S. Pfizer pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, Ankara is rooting to vaccinate 30 million more people with a dose of BioNTech vaccines as of June.
In a tweet on May 22, Koca reminded that the country has made deals to receive 100 million doses of Sinovac, 120 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech and 50 million doses of Sputnik vaccines. Those 270 million doses of the vaccines are more than three times the country’s population, Koca noted.
Turkey started a gradual normalization process on May 17 after a 17-day full nationwide lockdown, which significantly helped in bringing the number of infections down.
The country has enforced weeknight curfews from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and a full lockdown on weekends until June 1.