One other 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine will likely be transported from China to Pakistan on Wednesday morning through the nationwide flag provider, Qadir Bux Sangi, PIA Nation Supervisor for China instructed APP.
Final Sunday, a particular flight PK6852 transported a consignment of 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine from Beijing to Islamabad.
The federal government has determined to run a large vaccination drive throughout the nation and inoculate 70 million doses to struggle the pandemic. To date, almost 5.3 million folks have been vaccinated.
A Chinese language overseas ministry’s spokesperson, in a press release, stated China has at all times hooked up nice significance to Pakistan’s demand for vaccines to assist struggle the COVID-19 pandemic and carried out shut cooperation with that nation.
“Chinese language vaccines producers have cooperated with Pakistan within the growth and manufacturing of vaccines from the very starting and can proceed to export vaccines to Pakistan,” he stated.
The Pakistani well being authorities had launched a nationwide vaccination drive with round 1,000,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China, beginning with older folks and frontline healthcare employees, in March.
The drive started with a deal with the oldest folks in the neighborhood, typically over the age of 80, and labored its method down.
Initially, the federal government needed to cope with vaccination hesitancy and a scarcity of vaccine provides and had restricted photographs for folks aged 30 or over.
Islamabad obtained the primary COVID-19 vaccine consignment after a army plane transported it from Beijing on February 1, this 12 months.