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China sends more than a million doses of vaccine to Nepal

05.11.2021 38 просмотров

Nepal received on Wednesday a new batch of 1.6 million doses of Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Chinese government to fight the pandemic. This was announced by a senior official from the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal.


"China's donated 1.6 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine were delivered to the country on Wednesday afternoon," Upendra Dungana, head of the Department of Health's Logistics Administration, told Xinhua.

China has become the largest supplier of vaccines for Nepal, having provided the southern neighbor with almost 15 million doses of Vero Cell, developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. Deliveries took place both on a gratuitous and commercial basis, as well as under the COVAX mechanism.

This was stated by the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi at the ceremony of transferring the vaccine at the Ministry of Health. The Ambassador added that the effectiveness and efficiency of the vaccine has been widely recognized among the people of Nepal.

Hou Yanqialso expressed China's willingness to forge a closer partnership with Nepal to implement cooperation initiatives on COVID vaccines -19 and "Belt and Road" green development.

"We aim to vaccinate against COVID-19 the entire population of the country by mid-April next year. Cooperation and assistance from China regarding the supply of vaccines Nepal's Minister of Health and Population Birod Khativada.

Having survived two waves of the epidemic, Nepal launched a vaccination campaign at the end of January this year.  ;

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