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Govt allows emergency use of Chinese COVID vaccine

2021 Feb 18, 16:50, Kathmandu

The Government of Nepal has granted conditional permission for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in China.

The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) took the decision in this regard on Wednesday to allow the emergency usage of Vero cell, also known as SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Inactivated, manufactured by Beijing Institute of Biological Production (BIBP), China under Sinopharm.

Meanwhile, the government has carried on with the vaccination drive against COVID-19 with the Covishield vaccine manufactured in India. 

The Government of India has provided one million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India as a grant. 

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