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Pakistan to start Covid vaccination drive next week: Minister

Islamabad - China has pledged a donation of 500,000 doses of cornavirus vaccine.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 7:44 PM

Pakistan will start its Covid-19 virus vaccination drive next week, starting with front-line health workers, a government minister said on Wednesday.

"God willing, the vaccination of front-line health workers will start next week," Asad Umar, who oversees Pakistan's efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic, said in a tweet.

China has pledged a donation of 500,000 doses of cornavirus vaccine made by the Chinese firm Sinopharm.

Two government sources said the first batch would be flown in on Saturday.


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