Covid vaccine: 8,000 jumbo jets needed to deliver doses globally, says IATA

Sun Online Desk

10th September, 2020 11:02:35 printer

Covid vaccine: 8,000 jumbo jets needed to deliver doses globally, says IATA

 

Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the "largest transport challenge ever" according to the airline industry.

The equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747s will be needed, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said.

There is no Covid-19 vaccine yet, but IATA is already working with airlines, airports, global health bodies and drug firms on a global airlift plan.

The distribution programme assumes only one dose person is needed, BBC reported.


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