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Pakistan to approve 3rd Covid-19 vaccine in coming days

Federal Minister and National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) head, Asad Umar, said the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) had approved two coronavirus vaccines while clinical trials for Russia’s Sputnik V COVID vaccine has been completed in Pakistan.

“DRAP will give the approval to use Russian vaccine in emergency use in coming days as trails of Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19 have been completed in Pakistan,” announced the minister.

Earlier in December, Russia had offered to supply its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan.

According to a clinical report that seeks to compare the vaccine candidate with other potential Covid-19 vaccines, Sputnik developed in Russia is 95per cent effective and cheaper than other vaccines.

On Friday,Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that China will provide 500,000 doses of its Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan by January 31 and thanked “friend” Beijing for its generosity.

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