Four million more Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in Sri Lanka
September 18, 2021 08:50 am
Sri Lanka received another shipment of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines containing 04 million doses today (Sep. 18).
According to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, this is the final batch of Sinopharm vaccines to be delivered to the island in fulfilment of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s contract signed with China.
Following the new development, the total number of China-made vaccines arrived in Sri Lanka has reached 26 million.
Earlier this month, China delivered another batch of 4 million Sinopharm COVID shots to the island nation.
The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) approved the emergency use of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in the country on March 20.
The first batch of 600,000 Sinopharm doses donated by China arrived in late March this year followed by another donation of 500,000 doses on May 26.
Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine, also known as BBIBP-CorV, is produced by China National Biotec Group (CNBG) – a subsidiary of China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (SINOPHARM).
Last four million doses of #Sinopharm #vaccine , final batch in the SPC contract, have arrived at Colombo this morning. Missions accomplished.— Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka (@ChinaEmbSL) September 18, 2021
Total amount of 🇨🇳 vaccines received by 🇱🇰 has increased to 26 million, supporting more than 80% of #SriLanka's #VaccinationDrive.