WHO chief says 'clear problem' poorer nations not getting COVID-19 vaccines yet

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board session on the COVID-19 response in Geneva

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization said on Friday there is a "clear problem" that low and middle income countries are not yet receiving supplies of COVID-19 vaccines.

"Rich countries have the majority of the supply," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing in Geneva, adding that he urged countries and manufacturers to stop making bilateral deals at the expense of the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility.

(Reporting by Emma Farge and Matthias Blamont; Editing by Alex Richardson)