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10M COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Myanmar

YANGON (XINHUA) – Another batch of China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Myanmar’s Yangon yesterday, said a statement from the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar.

Of the 10 million doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines that China will donate to Myanmar, five million doses arrived at the Yangon International Airport yesterday, along with 1.98 million syringes.

China has been actively working together with Myanmar in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic since its outbreak.

According to the Chinese embassy, China has already supplied 46.19 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Myanmar, accounting for 65.1 per cent of the total vaccines received by Myanmar.

China donated 16.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to Myanmar and supplied 30.09 million doses of the vaccines at reasonable prices, the embassy said.

In addition, Myanmar has been administering locally filled-and-packed doses of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, known as the Myancopharm vaccines.