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Bahrain authorizes use of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine

The island kingdom became the second nation in the world to grant such permission for this vaccine

| 04/12/2020 | ionicons-v5-c11: 52 | AP |

United Arab Emirates.- The island kingdom of Bahrain announced on Friday that it authorized the emergency use of the vaccine against him coronavirus manufactured by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, with what became the second nation in the world in granting said permission for that vaccine.

The state news agency of Bahrain made the announcement Friday night, after Britain reported Wednesday that it would be the first in the world to authorize the vaccine. He said the decision was made after « a analysis and comprehensive review … of all available data. « 

Bahrain he did not say how many vaccines he has purchased. He did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press. Bahrain had already granted an authorization of emergency use for one vaccine china made by Sinopharm.

Bahrain is a small island off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf. It is the headquarters of the 5th Fleet of the United States Navy.

With a population of 1.6 million people, Bahrain it has reported more than 87,000 cases and 341 deaths, according to the government. More than 85,000 people have recovered from COVID-19, caused by a virus.