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China to donate 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, said an Afghan official on Monday.
According to the official, this was confirmed during a meeting with China’s ambassador to Kabul.
The Sinopharm vaccine produced in China has been approved by the World Health Organization, but it is unclear when it will be delivered, Ghulam Dastagir Nazari said.
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So far Afghanistan has vaccinated just 12,000 health workers in all 34 provinces, he added.
Afghanistan has already received 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India, which enabled the nation to launch its vaccination drive last Tuesday.
Since the outbreak, the country has recorded 55,733 positive cases, 2,444 deaths.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are among Asia's poorest nations by GDP per capita. In total, the World Bank had provided $12 billion for developing countries to procure and distribute Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatments.
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Pakistan launched the trial last week for Ad5-nCoV, a vaccine candidate co-developed by CanSino Biologics and a Chinese military-backed research unit.
The press service of the northern region of Sughd bordering Kyrgyzstan said 19 people were killed including six soldiers, while 87 people were injured. The statement brings to 55 the total number of dead, with another 270 people wounded.
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On Wednesday, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said Washington now supports calls for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines while the pandemic rages.