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First batch of COVID-19 vaccine delivered to Tajikistan

09.03.2021 103 просмотров

The first batch of coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Tajikistan.

The first batch of AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca) vaccine against coronavirus with a volume of 192,000 doses was delivered to Tajikistan by a special flight from India. This was announced on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic.

“Within the framework of the COVAX mechanism (Covax), the first batch of AstraZeneсa vaccine in the amount of 192,000 tons was delivered from Delhi to Dushanbe on a special flight of Somon Air. doses," the ministry's press center reports. The report notes that the drug is produced by the Serum Institute of India. It states that the vaccine was registered by the World Health Organization on February 15, 2021 and is already being used in 61 countries.

Head of the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety, Emergencies and Emergency Medical Assistance of the Ministry of Health Navruz Jafarov told TASS on Tuesday , documents for the vaccine have been received and are now undergoing internal registration. “A government decree is expected, after which vaccination will begin,” Navruz Jafarov said. Earlier, the Ministry of Health reported that within the framework of the COVAX mechanism, Tajikistan expects the receipt of AstraZeneca in the amount of 1.8 million doses. The vaccine will vaccinate 20% of the population, or 1.8 million people, primarily medical workers.

Local authorities note that, starting from December 31, 2020, the daily increase in the number of infected is zero, with the exception of 2, January 5 and 10, 2021. In public places, passenger terminals, in transport, in shops and medical institutions, a mask regime is mandatory, for violation of which fines have been introduced.

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