Additional 300,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines arrive from Japan

Kathmandu, August 8

Additional 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines provided by Japan to Nepal on grant arrived in Kathmandu today.

According to Health Secretary Dr Roshan Pokharel, Nepal had received 500,000 doses of vaccines from Japan on Saturday. With Sunday’s arrival, Nepal received 800,000 doses of the vaccines, half of the 1.6 million that Japan announced to provide to Nepal.

It may be noted that Nepal also received 230,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Bhutan.

The Covid-19 vaccines received from Japan will be administered to those citizens who have got the first dose of Covishield, an AstraZeneca type. The vaccination drive will begin tomorrow.

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