ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will receive another batch of more than one million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China next week.
Prime Minister’s Adviser on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said in a tweet that the country had placed orders for the purchase of Sinopharm and CanSino vaccines from China which will be received within a few days.
He said several million additional doses were in the pipeline, which would be delivered in April the following year.
Pakistan is currently vaccinating frontline healthcare workers and senior citizens using Sinopharm doses donated by China.
According to the latest statistics by the National Command and Operation Center, 57 more deaths and 4,767 new cases of Coronavirus were reported across the country during the last 24 hours.
The death toll due to Covid-19 pandemic has now mounted to 14,215 while 595,929 patients have fully recovered from the disease so far.