Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday that the country has provided 30,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the Czech Republic to reduce the number of new infections in the country, while the situation in neighbouring Slovakia is improving Since then, the number of patients in the hospital has decreased at the beginning of this year.
While providing assistance to the Czech Republic, Kurz also reiterated his criticism of the distribution of vaccines in the European Union.
Although the Czech Republic is currently one of the countries hardest hit by the epidemic, Kurz said that the EU has not done enough to accept more doses of the vaccine.
He said: “If the progress of vaccination is weak in some countries, then the result is not good for everyone, because we can only win a pandemic together.”
On Thursday, after several countries, including the Czech Republic, said they were treating them unfairly and did not receive enough help, 27 leaders failed to agree on the redistribution of increased doses.
The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that in neighbouring Slovakia, the number of people living with the covid-19 virus in hospitals is the lowest level this year and has fallen below 3,000.
At the same time, one million doses of vaccine were used. In a country of 5.5 million people, approximately 740,000 received the first dose, and both received 263,000 doses.
In early March, Slovakia ordered 200,000 doses of Sputnik V from Russia, but has not yet started using the vaccine because the vaccine has not yet been approved by European regulatory agencies.
In terms of population, Slovakia has become one of the countries with the highest number of deaths in the world for several weeks.