ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will import Chinese Cansino Biologics COVID-19 vaccines in bulk to package 3 million doses locally, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar said Tuesday.
“We will be getting the bulk vaccine by mid-April from Cansino, from which 3 million doses can be made,” the federal minister, who is in charge of the country’s COVID-19, said on Twitter.
Asad Umar said the bulk vaccine received will be formulated, sterilized and packed in Pakistan and special equipment has been procured and manpower is being trained for this purpose.
The first batch of 60,000 doses of the vaccine is arriving today, he added.
Pakistan expects to receive one million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine in a couple of days.