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Tajikistan agrees on supplies of coronavirus vaccine from China

01.06.2021 177 просмотров

300,000 doses of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine will be delivered to Tajikistan.


Tajikistan has reached an agreement on the supply of a vaccine against the coronavirus infection CoronaVac from China to the Chinese pharmaceutical corporation Sinovac Biotech as humanitarian aid. This was reported on Tuesday by the Tajik news agency "Khovar" with reference to the head of the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety, Emergencies and Emergency Medical Assistance of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Navruz Jafarov.

According to him, the agreement provides for the supply of 300 thousand doses of Chinese vaccine to Tajikistan, which is enough to vaccinate 150 thousand people in two stages. “Currently, technical issues, conditions for the transportation and delivery of CoronaVac to Tajikistan are being worked out,” he said.

According to Navruz Jafarov, Tajikistan expected to purchase coronavirus vaccines in India, but this plan has changed due to the current epidemiological situation. The World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting additional negotiations with other manufacturers to resolve this issue, Khovar notes. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus infection in India, the authorities of this country have imposed restrictions on the export of vaccines from it to other countries.

“More than 80,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Tajikistan since March 23, and this process continues in according to the previously approved plan. Currently, the AstraZeneca vaccine is used for immunization. Taking into account the available 192,000 doses, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the country decided to use this amount of vaccine in two stages,” Navruz Jafarov added.

The Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda at the end of April turned to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin with a request for assistance in providing Tajikistan with Russian vaccines. The head of the government of Tajikistan noted that in his country mass vaccination of the population began at the end of March using the British-Indian AstraZeneca vaccine. Kokhir Rasulzodaexplained that this vaccine was given to Tajikistan "through the World Health Organization." In February of this year, the Prime Minister of Tajikistan sent an official appeal to his Russian counterpart with a request to consider the possibility of allocating to Tajikistan "a certain batch of Russian vaccines."

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