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Pakistan receives another 1m COVID vaccine doses from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday received another 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China.

According to the details, three PIA Boeing 777 aircraft have brought one million Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines from China.

The aircrafts had left for China on Saturday. Two special planes and a PIA regular flight were used to airlift the corona vaccine doses from Beijing.

The vaccine doses were brought on the instructions of the National Command and Operation Centre and the National Disaster Management Authority.

Previously, Islamabad received 500,000 doses of Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine on March 31. This was the first batch of the Sinopharm vaccine bought by Pakistan.

China previously also gifted three batches of the vaccine to Islamabad, which helped begin the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country.

Moreover, Pakistan has also purchased another 30 million doses of COVID vaccine from China that will soon arrive in the country to help in a drive to vaccinate its over 220 million population.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has already begun vaccinating elderly people aged above 60-year-old and health professionals. The vaccination of people in the age group 50-59 has also been started from April 21.

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