The hardware manufacturers hon hai (foxconn) and taiwan semiconductor manufacturing company (tsmc) support the taiwan government in the procurement of vaccines against the coronavirus. Together with an aid organization of foxconn-grunder terry gou, companies completed a delivery contract for 10 million doses of the mrna vaccine produced by pfizer shanghai fosun pharmaceutical, biontech on monday with the chinese distributor shanghai fosun.
The vaccine will donate the taiwanese agent for the state vaccination program, it is in the message. The converted around 300 million euros for 10 million doses biontech pay the companies to half. "Biontech is pleased, also the people in taiwan with vaccines manufactured in the european union can be supplied", explained biontech ceo ugur sahin.
Meeting with prasidentin tsai
The bosses of foxconn and tsmc had offered the taiwan government to help with their contacts in the procurement of other doses. During taipei first turned, taipei gave the resistance in the face of growing domestic prere. At a meeting with prasidentin tsai ing-wen in june gou and tsmc boss mark liu grunes licht. After the conclusion of the contract is expected with first deliveries in september.
Taiwan has tried for some time to order vaccine directly from biontech in germany. The government in taipei wanted to deal with the official biontech distributor in china. Also the federal government had tried to convey. In january, taiwan also offered to swap urgently needed by german industry chips against vaccines.
The non-recognized in the island state accuses the chinese government to sabotage taiwan’s procurement attempts and to have prevented a conclusion of the contract. The government in beijing rejects the premieges and emphasized taiwan konne vaccines at fosun pharma, which has exclusive distribution rights for biontech in china, hong kong, macau and taiwan.
Dragging vaccination campaign
The taiwan government was last distinguished because of the slowly starting vaccination campaign. So far, only almost 15 percent of the population has been vaccinated and only 0.3 percent of around 24 million taiwaners and taiwaners have already received the second dose.
Taiwan has previously ordered around 20 million doses at astrazeneca, moderna and uber the covax program after government details, but received only 2.15 million. In addition, the country has received 4.9 million doses of japan and the usa. Another 10 million doses has ordered the government at taiwanese manufacturers.