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Pakistan purchases two million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine

Pakistan on May 23 evening received two million more doses of the Sinovac vaccine, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said.

“PIA plane carrying two million doses of Sinovac vaccine has reached Pakistan today,” it said on Twitter, at 8:08pm, adding that it was purchased.

“With the arrival of this consignment, [a total of] 11 million vaccines have been received by Pakistan,” NCOC said.

Sinovac is the third Chinese coronavirus vaccine to be granted approval for emergency use in Pakistan, after the Sinopharm and CanSino vaccines.

Earlier this month, Pakistan received one million doses of the Sinovac vaccine via a special PIA plane.

Prior to that, in April, a Pakistan Air Force plane carrying 0.5 million Sinovac’s vaccine doses had landed at the Nur Khan Airbase in Islamabad.

Meanwhile, the first shipment of the British coronavirus vaccine AstraZeneca also arrived in Pakistan on May 8 brought under the COVAX facility. The first consignment of the vaccine includes 1,248,400 doses of the vaccine.

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