#Coronavirus Report: AstraZeneca’s #COVID19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Pakistan, the health minister said on Saturday, making it the first coronavirus vaccine to get the green light for us e in the South Asian country #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthREport – Jan.16: Pakistan, which is in the midst of a second wave of coronavirus infections, has said it would procure more than a million doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine, but the Chinese vaccine has not yet been approved by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) “DRAP granted emergency use authorisation to AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine,” the country’s health minister, Faisal Sultan, told Reuters:

#Coronavirus Report: AstraZeneca’s #COVID19 Vaccine approved for ‘ Emergency Use ‘ health minister said on Saturday……

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Pakistan is in the process of speaking to a number of vaccine makers, and Sultan said the country could get “in the range of tens of millions” of vaccine doses under an agreement with China’s CanSinoBio:

The vaccine company’s Ad5-nCoV COVID-19 candidate is currently nearing completion of phase III clinical trials in Pakistan: The country reported 2,432 new coronavirus infections and 45 deaths on Friday, taking the total number of cases to more than 516,000 and deaths close to 11,000:

#AceHealthDesk report ………….Published: Jan.16: 2021:

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