Envoy delighted over UK vaccine support to Pakistan
Great news 🇵🇰 will receive 17m @UniofOxford @AstraZeneca vaccine doses from #COVAX. Proud that 🇬🇧‘s £548m contribution to COVAX is helping Pakistan stop #COVID #UKPakDosti @fslsltn @developmentPK https://t.co/HU5mqwNfBB— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCDO) January 31, 2021
“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).