COVID-19 vaccine: Pakistan to purchase 1.2 Million doses from China’s Sinopharm

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will purchase 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China’s Sinopharm, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudry said on Thursday.

“The Cabinet Committee has decided to initially purchase 1.2 million doses of the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm, which will be provided free of cost to frontline workers in the first quarter of 2021,” the science minister announced on Twitter.

China approved a COVID-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm on Thursday, its first approved shot for general public use.

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