UK wants to use military aviation to deliver vaccine to the country

UK wants to use military aviation to deliver vaccine to the country

The British authorities intend to use the Royal Air Force to deliver Pfizer vaccine to the country.

According to the newspaper, the British authorities want to use military aircraft to deliver the vaccine, as delivery by another route will take too long because there is no trade agreement between the UK and the EU on Brexit.

This week, the first trucks with the vaccine from Belgium, where the drug is produced, arrived in the UK through the Eurotunnel. In total, 800 thousand doses were delivered through the strait.

Great Britain was the first to approve the drug from Pfizer and BioNTech. It signed a contract for the supply of 40 million doses of the drug. By the end of 2020, London hopes to get five million doses of the vaccine, which will be enough for 2.5 million people.

According to Johns Hopkins University, 1.71 million cases of coronavirus were identified in the UK, more than 61 thousand people died. In terms of mortality, the country ranks first in Europe and fifth in the world after the USA, Brazil, India and Mexico.