The first batch of coronavirus vaccine is expected to reach Pakistan from China.
The vaccine is likely to be sent through a special plane of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
As per the details, a special container has been handed over by China to Pakistan to bring five hundred thousand doses from Beijing. The national carrier will provide free service.
The update comes after Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said on Wednesday that the vaccination of front-line health workers will start next week as the system is in place.
He said hundreds of vaccination centers in the country will be administering the Covid-19 vaccine. Earlier, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) made an integrated plan for the vaccination of the Covid-19 patients.
China asks pharmaceutical companies to accelerate export of vaccine to Pakistan
Earlier, China asked its pharmaceutical companies to accelerate exports in coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan.
Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi has assured Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to provide half a million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan.
During a regular briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying responded to a question about the provision of coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan. She said that in the phone call between State Councilor Wang Yi and his Pakistani counterpart yesterday, the Chinese side has already notified the Pakistani side about it.
“Since the outbreak, China and Pakistan have worked together to go through the difficulties in order to support our brothers and sisters in Pakistan. We decided to offer vaccine assistance to Pakistan and ask our companies to accelerate exports of vaccines to the country.”