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asiaone - 26 days ago

Return the favour: South Korea looks to US for Covid-19 vaccine aid

South Korea s foreign minister said on Wednesday (April 21) he hopes the United States will help Seoul address its Covid-19 vaccine shortage as a return in favour of test kits and masks it sent to Washington earlier in the pandemic. The request comes as the South Korean government has come under fire from local media for not doing enough to secure enough vaccines early. It has inoculated just three per cent of its population due to tight global supply and limited access. We have been stressing to the US that a friend in need is a friend indeed , Chung Eui-yong told reporters at the Kwanhun Club, a representative association of journalists in South Korea. He said South Korea had airlifted Washington a large volume of coronavirus test kits and face masks in the early stages of the pandemic in the spirit of the special South Korea-US alliance, even as domestic supply was very tight. We are hoping that the US will help us out with the challenges we are facing with the vaccines, based on the solidarity we demonstrated last year.


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