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Pakistan secures 17m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, says ASAD UMAR

Covax of indicative supply of up to 17 million doses of AstraZeneca Covax of indicative supply of up to 17 million doses of AstraZeneca

Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar who heads the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) to fight coronavirus pandemic, also shared the ‘good news’, saying that the government had signed with Covax nearly eight months back to ensure its availability.He tweeted “Good news on covid vaccine front. Recieved letter from Covax of indicative supply of up to 17 million doses of AstraZeneca in 1st half 2021. About 6 million will be recieved by March with delivery starting in Feb. We signed with Covax nearly 8 months back to ensure availability”

ALSO, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan wrote on his official Twitter handle. “Happy to share that in addition to the 500,000 doses of Sinopharm, almost 7 million does [doses] of AstraZeneca to be made available in Q1 and given to the public free of cost”.

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