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Sri Lanka to build coronavirus vaccine plant

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China to build COVID-19 vaccine plant in Sri Lanka

Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech will open a coronavirus vaccine production facility in Sri Lanka. Xinhua news agency reported this on Tuesday.

The plant is planned to be built in a pharmaceutical cluster in the Hambantota district in the Southern province of Sri Lanka at the request of the Sri Lankan state pharmaceutical corporation. Its production capacity will be 9 million doses of vaccines per year.

In July, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa thanked China for successfully developing coronavirus vaccines and providing them to other countries, including Sri Lanka . Calling this a good example of international epidemiological cooperation, the head of the Sri Lankan government said that China has allowed some countries, including Sri Lanka, to produce Chinese vaccines.

Sri Lanka is undergoing mass vaccination of the population. To date, more than 10 million people have been vaccinated with at least the first component of the vaccine (population is about 22 million people). The country vaccinates with drugs from Sinopharm, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Sputnik V.

Sinovac Biotech's coronavirus vaccine is one of two Chinese vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organization.

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