Another batch of Sinopharm vaccine reaches the country

Second consignment of 600,000 doses is set to reach the country on Tuesday


Our Corresondent July 20, 2021
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

PAKISTAN:

Another batch of 700,000 doses of Sinopharm's anti-Covid vaccine reached Pakistan on Tuesday, with the second consignment of 600,000 doses scheduled to arrive later in the day.

According to health ministry officials, two million doses of Sinopharm will arrive in Pakistan in three batches. 

Earlier, 2.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, donated to Pakistan by the US government, arrived earlier in July.

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Statistics from the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) show that 4.5 million people have been vaccinated all over Pakistan, with 22.7 million doses of various vaccines administered.

The positivity rate on Tuesday remained 5.25% with 37 deaths in the country.

Other than the Chinese vaccine, the government had also approved AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines. The Russian-made Sputnik vaccine was also imported by the private sector for its use in the country.

The government expects more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine this month.

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