The Israeli government announced plans to donate the Moderna vaccine to 20 nations, including Maldives.
According to a local Israeli news source, the Israeli government has agreed to donate 100,000 doses of Moderna vaccine that will expire by the end of May to 20 countries in need of COVID-19 vaccine.
Israel has been the global leader in the COVID-19 vaccination program, and it has agreed to send the remaining doses to countries including Cyprus, Mauritania, Hungary, Guatemala, San Marino, Ethiopia, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, and Guinea, with each country receiving 1000-5000 doses of the vaccine.
According to President’s Spokesperson Mabrook Azeez, the Maldivian government has not requested vaccines from Israel.
Israel’s plan demonstrates how, in a time of global scarcity, the vaccine has become a valuable weapon that can be used for diplomatic purposes.