Nearly 2 Million Additional Doses Of Coronavirus Vaccine Arrive In Pakistan

On Wednesday, China sent over a fresh batch of around two million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan. 

Reports revealed that an aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), PK6852, flew into Islamabad airport from Beijing carrying the jabs of the vaccine. They were received by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as soon as they arrived on the airport in Islamabad. 

On the 20th of June, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) announced that a special shipment of no less than 1.55 million doses of the Sinovac vaccines arrived at the Islamabad airport, brought in by yet another flight of the PIA.

The consignment had been a part of the urgent orders that the federal government placed to solve the issue of countrywide shortage of the vaccine. The NCOC released a statement at the time, stating how China has always been a time-tested friend to Pakistan. In that spirit, the neighboring country took special measures to make sure that the citizens of Pakistan would have access to an uninterrupted supply of the jabs. 

Moreover, the NCOC had informed that China would soon be sending over an additional shipment of around two to three million doses of the vaccine manufactured there. These were to arrive in Pakistan within the time span of a week, followed shortly by a continued supply. 

Sources had revealed that measures had been taken by the relevant authorities in Pakistan to ensure that these vaccines reached the federating units, as per their requirements. 

On the 19th of June, Dr. Faisal Sultan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister regarding matters of health, added that the government had taken to placing emergency orders for fresh supplies of the vaccines of the coronavirus. He had also said that these jabs would start to reach the country from the 20th of June. 

Dr. Sultan went on to add that in the next ten days, Pakistan will be receiving no less than seven million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, most of these supplied from China.