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Additional 800 thousand doses of Vero Cell brought to Kathmandu from Beijing, of 4 mln doses purchased, 2.4 mln transported so far



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, July 23: An additional doses of 800 thousand of Vero Cell have been brought to Kathmandu from Beijing today morning as the third trip; added with the previous two trips, the number of the doses of the COVID-19 vaccines brought so far amounts to 2.4 million.

The vaccine was transported by the wide-body aircraft of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

Dim Prasad Paudel, NAC General Manager, informed that the plane that flew on Thursday evening to Beijing came back to Kathmandu this morning carrying some 800 thousand doses of Vero Cell vaccines.

He said the NAC aircraft A330 would again fly to Beijing to fetch the vaccine on Saturday.

The government of Nepal has purchased 4 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine manufactured by the Sinopharm from the Chinese government on a GtoG basis.