Qatar is in conversation to shelter one million Covid-19 antibodies to vaccinate those visiting the country for the 2022 World Cup; framework pursued on three stadiums with Lusail Stadium, which will host the World Cup final, now 90 per cent finished.
The Gulf state is in conversation to obtain one million doses in case global vaccination attempts lag.
Qatar hosts the World Cup between November 21 and December 18, 2022 and FIFA president Gianni Infantino mentioned in February that matches will be played in full stadiums.
PM Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani stated that while most nations were anticipated to have inoculated their citizens by then, Qatar was still taking steps to guarantee a successful program.
“We are presently compromising with a company to provide one million doses of Covid-19 antibodies in order to inject and vaccinate some of those coming to Qatar,” he stated, without identifying the company.
Qatari officers had previously stated they anticipated to hold a coronavirus-free tournament and scheduled to make vaccinations accessible to attendees not already injected.
Qatar is injecting its citizens and residents with the Pfizer and Moderna antibodies. It has governed at least 2.8m doses, enough to inoculate around 50.8 per cent of its population, according to a Reuters Covid-19 tracker.
Sheikh Khalid mentioned the 2021 Arab Cup, which Doha is hosting in December, would mirror Qatar’s preparedness to host key tournaments.
He stated a large number of stadiums had been finalized and work pursued on three stadiums including Lusail Stadium, which will host the final match of World Cup 2022 and was now 90 per cent finished.