The Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Dr. Berna Çelik Doğruyol

President Ersin Tatar held a telephone conversation with the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrel, yesterday evening and discussed the issues of registration of hellim and vaccine procurement. 

The initiatives of our President to protect public health during the Covid-19 outbreak and to deliver the vaccines allocated to the Turkish Cypriot people from the European Union on time, within the framework of an explicit program, are continously being carried out by the Presidency. 

In this regard, following the 4,500 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines that were delivered to us by the EU in January and February through the Bilateral Technical Committee on Health formed under the auspices of the UN and connected to the Presidency,  2,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will be received tomorrow by the TRNC authorities.

Furthermore, 80,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine have been sent to date to the TRNC by Motherland Turkey for the purpose of fighting against Covid-19 outbreak.