4.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Nepal from China today

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KATHMANDU, September 17: The government of Nepal is procuring 4.4 million doses of Vero Cell vaccines purchased from China on Friday.

A wide body aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation flew to China on Thursday night at 11 PM to bring the vaccine.

Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Roshan Pokharel shared that the purchased vaccine will be brought from China on Friday. 

Of the 6 million vaccines purchased by the government from China, Nepal has already received 1.6 million vaccines.

According to the General Manager of the corporation Dimprakash Poudel , the aircraft will arrive in Nepal at 2 PM on Friday with the vaccine.

So far, Nepal has been able to secure 13.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The government is preparing to bring 10 million more vaccines by mid-October. (with inputs from RSS) 

 

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