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Chinese Covid-19 vaccines to be delivered this week

China had offered to donate 300,000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines

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The government is planning to import the consignment of Covid-19 vaccines committed by China before the end of this week, a minister said.

China had offered to donate 300,000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines upon request by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana told Daily Mirror the government was working hard these days to import the stock of vaccines within this week.

“We are liaising with the Chinese embassy to finalize formalities to receive the stock.we intend to bring it down before the Chinese New Year which falls on February 12,” he said.

The stock will be flown in by a Srilankan airlines flight. He also, said the regulatory clearances for this vaccine and the Russian – made Sputnik V would be given shortly by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA). (KELUM BANDARA)

  Comments - 6

  • Sridharan Monday, 08 February 2021 11:02 AM

    The government was too weak to refuse the “ forced gift “ of vaccines from India.

    Prarthana Monday, 08 February 2021 11:04 AM

    Very nice... chinese and China are the best of the best. Good luck

    Mano Monday, 08 February 2021 11:06 AM

    Those who championed the Indian AstraZeneca Vaccine are now hiding .

    Sokrates Monday, 08 February 2021 12:46 PM

    AstraZeneca is of much better quality than Chinese rubbish, otherwise the EU would not use it.

    Selvakumar Monday, 08 February 2021 12:52 PM

    China vaccines economic way

    brainmaster Monday, 08 February 2021 04:00 PM

    up to now all products or work done by chinese are rubbish

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