News ID: 315387
Published: 0226 GMT August 08, 2021

CBI says no problem in providing funds needed to import COVID-19 vaccines

CBI says no problem in providing funds needed to import COVID-19 vaccines

The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said the bank has no problem in providing the necessary funding for imports of COVID-19 vaccines into the country.

“The CBI, in cooperation with the country’s banking system, has provided the foreign currency needed to import Covid-19 vaccines and there is no problem in this regard,” said Akbar Komeijani, iribnews.ir reported.

Komeijani stressed that despite all the problems, providing the foreign currency needed for the coronavirus vaccine has been and is one of the priorities of the country’s banking system.

He further noted that the vaccination of all employees of the country’s banks is being carried out vigorously, adding: “The necessary arrangements for injecting the second dose of the vaccine have already been made for next month.”

The Islamic Republic is currently producing vaccines jointly with the three countries of Cuba, Russia, and Australia, which may also be released by September, while two homegrown vaccines have so far received an emergency use license.

COVIRAN, the first coronavirus vaccine made by researchers at the Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam, which was unveiled on December 29, 2020, started to be mass-produced on March 29.

 

 

   
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