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Plane carrying COVID vaccine fails to land

2021 Dec 20, 13:26, Kathmandu
This image shows the building of Tribhuvan Interntional Airport in Kathmandu in September 2020. Photo courtesy: Novaturient

The coronavirus vaccine brought from China through Sichuan Airlines has been returned today after the cargo plane could not land in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) due to the bad weather this morning. The flight was reported to land at 7:15 am. Vero Cell vaccine was being brought to Nepal from China with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank under the COVAX facility.

Dr Surendra Chaurasia, chief of the Logistic Management Section under the Department of Health Services, said that the vaccine would be returned by tomorrow even if the plane could not land at the airport. According to him, 1.2 million 1 thousand 887 vaccines were coming.

Similarly, 1.87 million vaccines are coming from India today. The vaccine will arrive in Nepal from Qatar Airways at 2.35 pm under the COVAX facility, said Chief Chaurasia. Of the 35.466 million 980 vaccines received in Nepal, 216.54 million 109 vaccines have been given so far.


coronavirus Vaccine Tribhuvan International Airport Asian Development Bank Vero Cell Vaccine COVAX facility Dr Surendra Chaurasia Qatar Airways Department of Health Services Sichuan Airlines
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