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US announces to ship 2.4 million doses of vaccine
The U.S. government has announced that it will ship 2.4 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Pakistan today, bringing the total number of doses sent to the country to around 18.3 million, more than any other country.
The latest vaccine shipments by Pfizer / BioNTech are expected to arrive on Saturday via the Covax distribution program, an official told Reuters.
Their data suggests that Pakistan has administered at least 93.6 million doses of the vaccine so far, to a population of 220 million.
Hello from London, this is Martin Belam who succeeds my colleague Samantha Lock. UK government minister facing the media this morning is Health Secretary Sajid Javid – I will soon have all the key lines of Covid from its first appearances, it is advancing the government’s plans for an “access package” to general practitioners.
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