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Thailand approves vaccine from Chinese company Sinovac

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Thailand approves emergency use of CoronaVac vaccine

The Thai authorities approved the emergency use in the kingdom of the coronavirus vaccine produced by the Chinese company Sinovac (Sinovac). Anutin Charnveerakul, Minister of Health of the Kingdom, posted a copy of the relevant certificate on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

“Just in time,” he wrote, accompanying the publication with a document from the Food Control Authority and medicines of Thailand, confirming the certification of the drug CoronaVac ("Koronavak") in the country. It is noted that the certificate issued on February 22 will be valid for one year - until February 21, 2022. As for the vaccination process itself, in accordance with the previously announced government plans, it should begin in 13 provinces of the kingdom three to seven days after the drug arrives in the country.

The first batch of 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Sinovac will be delivered to Thailand on the morning of February 24th. In March, another 800 thousand doses will be delivered, and in April - a million. The core group of people who will be the first to receive the drug includes healthcare workers who have close contacts with those infected with coronavirus, people with chronic diseases, and people aged 60 and over.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan- Ocha previously said he was ready to be one of the first people in Thailand to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Anutin Charnveerakul explained on Tuesday that it was a drug from the British-Swedish consortium AstraZeneca ”), the imported version of which is already registered for use in the kingdom. It was assumed that the first 50,000 doses of the vaccine produced in Italy would be delivered to the kingdom in February, and the remaining 150,000 doses in March-April. The government now plans for 2021 to use 26 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced in Thailand between June and August and 35 million doses from September to December.

Meanwhile, the authorities have extended the state of emergency until March 31, which has been in force in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic since March 26, 2020. Despite this, the government allowed the sale of alcohol in restaurants from Tuesday until 23:00 local time (19:00 Moscow time). In addition, after two months, bars and venues with live music can reopen, but dancing is prohibited in them.

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