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800,000 doses of Vero Cell arrives in Kathmandu

2021 Aug 19, 14:31, Kathmandu
FILE: The second wide-body Airbus aircraft (A330-200) of Nepal Airlines Corporation being welcomed at Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Photo: RSS

As many as 800,000 doses of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine - Vero Cell- have arrived in the country Wednesday evening.

According to the spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel, the vaccines were ferried from China via a wide-body aircraft of Nepal Airlines.

Of a total of 1.6 million doses of vaccines recently purchased by Nepal, 800,000 were brought in this lot while the remaining 800,000 doses will be reached here this evening.

According to the Spokesperson, 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca granted by Japan will also be arrived here till coming Saturday. The Ministry has notified that the anti-COVID-19 vaccines would be administered to the people the following priority to the targeted age groups.

So far, Nepal has received 11.6 million doses of vaccines from different countries. Meanwhile, the government has set a goal of ensuring anti-COVID-19 vaccines to targeted 33 percent of people by the end of September and to target all by April 2022.

According to the Ministry record, 4,795,902 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine while 3649,760 have received the complete dose.  

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