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China to Gift more COVID vaccine doses to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China has announced to send more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Pakistan as a gift to help Islamabad in the fight against coronavirus.

According to the sources, 0.5 million doses of the Sinopham COVID vaccine doses are expected to reach Islamabad, this month.

Earlier, China has gifted 15 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to Pakistan.

The Foreign Ministry has informed the Health Ministry about the vaccine being gifted by China to Pakistan this month.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday announced Pakistan would receive 15 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine under COVAX.

In his tweet, he said: “Following my meeting with Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas, I am happy to announce that Pakistan will receive 15 million doses of the #COVID vaccine under COVAX, with a commitment for these to be delivered by May.”

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