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Croatia could receive extra Covid-19 vaccines from EU after earthquake

By  The Dubrovnik Times Jan 16, 2021

The European Commission is negotiating with member states to redirect part of the vaccine against Covid-19 from the common quota to Croatia as part of earthquake relief, Večernji List reports on Saturday.

Sixteen countries have sent and are still sending aid to Croatia after the earthquake that occurred in the vicinity of Petrinja, and that is aid in the form of containers for temporary housing, tents, electric heaters and other much needed items.

The aid comes as part of the EU's civil protection mechanism, and several other countries are sending their aid, independently, from Serbia to Ukraine.

And on top of all that, as Večernji List has unofficially discovered, Croatia could expect help in the form of a product that is currently among the most valued "currencies", the Covid-19 vaccine.

This assistance in the form of additional doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, which could be donated to Croatia by other EU member states from their reservations in the first deliveries of a jointly purchased vaccine for the entire European Union.

The decision on how many additional doses Croatia could receive, and which EU states will assist has not yet been made.

 

The Voice of Dubrovnik

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