Countries sending vaccines to Czechia as coronavirus crisis worsens

The prime ministers of German states Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia have agreed to send 15,000 Covid vaccines to the Czech Republic, which now has the highest rate of infections per capita in the world.

France has promised the country 100,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine and Israel has helped out with 5,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

The country has been seeking to increase the number of vaccines at its disposal as the only possible way out of the crisis which has brought the health system close to collapse.

President Miloš Zeman said on Sunday he has been promised a delivery of the Russian vaccine Sputnik, despite the fact that it does not yet have approval by the European Medicines Agency.