Thailand seeks for vaccine
While the world is still dealing COVID-19 with ~23 million accumulated cases, Thailand is working to find a vaccine to put a stop to the pandemic once and for all.
On Tuesday, the Thai government approved ฿1 billion (~$32 million) to support the National Vaccine Institute in the development of vaccines against COVID-19.
Traisuree Taisaranakul, the deputy government spokeswoman, revealed that the money came from this year’s emergency budget.
Working on vaccine since April
Image credit: Thailand Business News
Although Thailand has seemingly successfully contained the spread of COVID-19 within the country, the country’s economy still suffers greatly as it mainly relies on tourism and export.
With that said, a COVID-19 vaccine is seen as a prominent solution to keep Thai people safe, as well as better the overall economy.
According to The Nation, Thailand has been developing a COVID-19 vaccine since 22nd April 2020. The National Vaccine committee is working to obtain the vaccine prototype and technology from other countries while supporting the development in Thailand at the same time.
We’re rooting for all parties involved in the development of the vaccine and hope that our life can return to real normal soon.
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Featured image: Thai PBS