China pledges to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan - GulfToday

China pledges to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan

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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.

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