Sunday, March 7, 2021  | 22 Rajab, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Pakistan

COVID-19 vaccine to reach Pakistan Saturday: health ministry

It will be given to health workers next week

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 28, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 28, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
COVID-19 vaccine to reach Pakistan Saturday: health ministry

Health worker takes a sample for PCR testing at a school in Hyderabad. Photo: Online

Listen
The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China is expected to arrive in Pakistan via PIA on Saturday. China has donated 500,000 vaccines to Pakistan, officials from the national health ministry said on Thursday. These will be given to frontline health workers only, they added. The vaccine will be rolled out starting next week. PIA's Boeing 777 will leave for Beijing on Friday to get the vaccines, the health ministry said. Once the shots arrive at airports they will be distributed to various hospitals through government vehicles. The chances of COVID-19 vaccines reaching Pakistan through the private sector in the next five months are slim, said the health ministry. The National Command and Control Centre has already released details of Pakistan’s vaccination plan for COVID-19.
FaceBook WhatsApp

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China is expected to arrive in Pakistan via PIA on Saturday.

China has donated 500,000 vaccines to Pakistan, officials from the national health ministry said on Thursday.

These will be given to frontline health workers only, they added. The vaccine will be rolled out starting next week.

PIA’s Boeing 777 will leave for Beijing on Friday to get the vaccines, the health ministry said.

Once the shots arrive at airports they will be distributed to various hospitals through government vehicles.

The chances of COVID-19 vaccines reaching Pakistan through the private sector in the next five months are slim, said the health ministry.

The National Command and Control Centre has already released details of Pakistan’s vaccination plan for COVID-19.

 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

 
 
 
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
COVID-19 vaccine updates in Pakistan and around the world
Karachi water supply to be disrupted for 72 hours: KWSB
Three PTI MPAs have gone missing in Karachi: Khurram Zaman
PM Imran Khan wins National Assembly’s confidence
Islamabad murder: Protesters block Murree Road
Pakistani drug lords take Nigerian mafia for a ride
Indian airplane makes emergency landing in Karachi
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp