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Australia to supply doses of domestically manufactured COVID-19 vaccines to Melanesian countries, including PNG and Timor-Leste

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The federal government has promised to start distributing more COVID-19 vaccines to Pacific Island nations later this month as both Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste fight major outbreaks. 

A government spokesperson told the ABC that 10,000 locally manufactured AstraZeneca doses will be shipped out to the region every week, starting from April 19.

That figure will be ramped up over time as Australia increases its…



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