First consignment of Sinopharm’s Vero Cell vaccines bought from China arrives in KathmanduA Nepal Airlines flight brought 800,000 doses of the vaccine while flights are also scheduled for July 15 and July 22, each of which is expected to bring 1 million doses.
The first consignment of Vero Cell Covid-19 vaccines purchased by the government from China, arrived in Kathmandu on Friday.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Spokesperson Raj Kumar Chhetri informed that a Nepal Airlines wide-body aircraft that had flown to Beijing to bring the vaccines on Thursday, landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 6:16 am today.
The first consignment brought in 800,000 doses of the vaccine.
Flights are also scheduled for July 15 and July 22, each of which is expected to bring 1 million doses, according to Health Ministry officials.
The government has purchased 4 million doses of vaccines from China under a non-disclosure agreement with an affiliate of the state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm.China, last month, had provided 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine that was used to inoculate those between the ages of 6o and 64 in Kathmandu Valley and those between 62 and 64 outside the Valley.