Asad Umar, chief of the National Command and Operation Centre, revealed that Pakistan will import the China’s CanSinoBio vaccine in bulk. From this shipment, 3 million doses of the vaccine will be created, the Minister stated.

“The bulk vaccine received will be formulated, sterilized and packed in Pakistan. For this purpose special equipment has been procured and manpower is being trained,” he stated in a tweet.

The NCOC chief also said that the first batch of the CanSino vaccine procured will be received today.

“This is the vaccine in which Pakistan participated in phase 3 trials, which was the first time ever that Pakistan had done so for any vaccine,” he added.

Pakistan recorded 100 single-day deaths today for the first time this year. Average daily cases have also crossed 4,000 with the country reporting a positivity rate of 11 per cent.


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