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Chinese vaccine delivered to Turkmenistan

10.05.2021 42 просмотров

A large consignment of CoronaVac vaccine has arrived in Turkmenistan.


large batch of the vaccine against coronavirus infection CoronaVac, developed by the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, was delivered on Sunday from China to Turkmenistan. This was reported by the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH).

According to it, cooperation in the medical field, in particular, the joint fight against the coronavirus pandemic, was considered during a telephone conversation between the President of Turkmenistan on May 6 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The discussion of the prospects for cooperation between the two countries in this area continued during a meeting held on Sunday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of ChinaLe Yucheng, who arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit. The parties confirmed their mutual intention to closely cooperate and share their experience in countering the pandemic, TDH reports.

The agency notes that immunization is one of the strategic directions for the implementation of the State Health Program initiated by the President of Turkmenistan, the key priorities of which are to significantly improve health of the population, increasing the average life expectancy of citizens, as well as providing medical services that meet international standards.

The Chinese-made vaccine that arrived in the country was delivered for storage to the Center for Public Health and Nutrition of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of the Ministry of Health industry, as well as to the Ashgabat and velayat (regional) sanitary and epidemiological services, where the necessary conditions have been created.

In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, Turkmenistan has already received Russian vaccines for immunization of the population s Sputnik V and Epivaccorona, as well as the previous batch of vaccine from China. In connection with the receipt of a sufficient number of drugs in Turkmenistan, vaccination of groups at increased risk of infection has begun, the TDH reports.

Turkmenistan remains the only state in the post-Soviet space where not a single case of coronavirus infection has been officially recorded. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the authorities of the republic have introduced severe restrictions on entry and international air travel, as well as a mask regime. At the same time, no bans, including on mass events, were introduced. The mission of the World Health Organization (WHO), which worked there last July for 10 days, made recommendations on “improving the level of preparedness and response measures in case of detection in the republic” of a coronavirus infection.

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