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17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine due to arrive in Pakistan ‘before April’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can expect 17 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus “before April”, according to a statement by the British High Commission.

According to the statement, an “additional 10 million doses” will be provided before June.

With the vaccine, more than eight million people will receive protection from coronavirus, it added.

The chief of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Asad Umar, had earlier broke the good news that COVAX has indicated a supply of up to 17 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for Pakistan in the first half of 2021.

“Good news on COVID vaccine front. Received a letter from COVAX of [an] indicative supply of up to 17 million doses of AstraZeneca in 1st half 2021,” Umar wrote on Twitter.

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