Envoy delighted over UK vaccine support to Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 04:36 PM, 31 Jan, 2021
Envoy delighted over UK vaccine support to Pakistan

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner sharing great news said Pakistan would receive the University of Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine (against coronavirus) doses from COVAX. 

The Britain top diplomat in Pakistan said, “Proud that the United Kingdom‘s £548m contribution to COVAX is helping Pakistan stop the virus.”

He commented on the tweet shared by the Planning Minister Asad Umar that Pakistan has secured a deal to get 17 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Covax.

“Good news on Covid vaccine front. Received letter from Covax of indicative supply of up to 17 million doses of AstraZeneca in 1st half 2021,” Asad Umar said. 

He further said, “About 6 million will be received by March with delivery starting in Feb. We signed with Covax nearly 8 months back to ensure availability.”

Separately, a special plane of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) took off for China on Sunday morning to bring back the first batch of coronavirus vaccine comprising 500,000 doses. The plane will return to Pakistan on Monday (tomorrow).