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China to donate 300,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine to SL

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The Chinese Government has decided to donate 300,000 coronavirus (Sinopharm) vaccine doses to Sri Lanka by mid-February to jointly fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy said.

“Although the production capacity of the vaccine is still limited compared with the huge domestic and international demand. The vaccine doses are expected to be handed over to Sri Lankan side in mid-February after the due procedures in both ends are completed,” the Embassy said.

The Embassy said the vaccines would be provided responding to a recent request by the Sri Lankan government.

“The vaccine is manufactured by the China National Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd (Sinopharm), a leading vaccine manufacturer in the world with the revenue of nearly RMB yuan 400 billion (US dollar 62 billion) in 2018. The Sinopharm vaccine has already passed the phase three trials in several countries with 79-86% effective at preventing COVID-19 infection, 99.52% neutralizing antibodies and 100% preventing severe and moderate disease. As an inactivated vaccine, it better ensures the safety of vaccinees, and could be easily stored and transported at a regular fridge temperature (2-8 degrees Celsius),

The vaccine has received approval for public use in the UAE, Serbia, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Pakistan and China etc. By 26th January, over 20 million Sinopharm doses have been administered across the world with no reports of serious adverse reactions. Foreign state leaders including the Seychelles President, Bahrain Prime Minister, Jordan Prime Minister, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Serbian Health Minister etc have received the jabs,” it said in a statement.

  Comments - 11

  • RoaringCreek Wednesday, 27 January 2021 01:55 PM

    Getting all the untested crap. It is not even used in China. Beggars can not be choosers. Now the opposition need to get into acton.

    Kumaran, Wattala Wednesday, 27 January 2021 03:27 PM

    China trying to test it on our citizens first.Govt should evaluate the pros and cons of this vaccines.

    Sandy Wednesday, 27 January 2021 03:28 PM

    Did someone ask you take the vaccine

    Sanjaya Wednesday, 27 January 2021 03:51 PM

    This is currently being used in Dubai along with Phizer

    JVP Wednesday, 27 January 2021 02:04 PM

    we don't need. China is not posh enough. We want American vaccines.

    rannjit Wednesday, 27 January 2021 03:47 PM

    american vaccine had been tested where as china vaccine has not gone through all the protocols in testing a vaccine

    Truth Wednesday, 27 January 2021 02:36 PM

    Chinese Vaccine??? Who is ready to die after sometime with unknown reasons?

    Mr. Truth Wednesday, 27 January 2021 02:39 PM

    Will our president and prime-minister get the jabs of Sinopharm too?

    Mano Wickramanayake Wednesday, 27 January 2021 03:05 PM

    This Chinese Vaccine is being used in 17 countries including Turkey, Phillipines, and Indonesia.

    ANTON Wednesday, 27 January 2021 03:16 PM

    I AM GOING TO TEST ANOTHER MEDICATION IN SRILANKA TO TREAT SIDE EFFECTS OF CHINESE VACCINATION.

    Nice Thursday, 28 January 2021 07:31 AM

    Give this vaccine to all the very old people. People older than 85 years.


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