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1.5 million doses of J&J Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Nepal from the USA

US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, hands over 1.5 million doses of J&J Covid-19 vaccines to Health Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha, in Kathmandu, on Monday, July 12, 2021.

Kathmandu, July 12

One and a half million doses of J&J vaccines have arrived in Kathmandu from the United States on Monday morning.

A regular Qatar Airways flight delivered the vaccines at the Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital this morning, according to officials of the Ministry of Health and Population.

The US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, handed over the vaccines to Health Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha this morning itself.

The US government donated the vaccines through the Covax system to Nepal. Whereas most of the Covid-19 vaccines require two doses, this is a single-dose vaccine.

The aid is expected to give relief to Nepal that is reeling under the shortage of vaccines for the past several months.

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