The Government of Japan has decided to provide approximately 170 thousands doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in Japan, through the COVAX facility, to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, as part of assistance by Japan to contribute to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in Timor-Leste. The vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Timor-Leste on August 13.
Since March 2021, the number of new infections of COVID-19 in Timor-Leste is sharply increasing. Under the circumstances, the administration of vaccines is an urgent issue for the Government of Timor-Leste.
The vaccines we provided are expected to contribute to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in Timor-Leste. Japan will continue to provide various assistance in cooperation with relevant countries and international organizations towards the earliest convergence of COVID-19.
COVID-19 situation in Timor-Leste
As of August 11, approximately 12 thousand confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been reported in Timor-Leste. Since March 2021, the number of new infections of COVID-19 in Timor-Leste is sharply increasing and has remained at a high level since it peaked on May.