Nepal to receive 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the US this week

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The 1.5 million doses of vaccine provided by the United States to Nepal under the Covacuation Program will arrive in Kathmandu this week. 

Government officials have confirmed that the vaccine will arrive next Monday.

Anna Richelin, a spokeswoman for the US Embassy in Kathmandu, also confirmed that the vaccine was coming. 

“This is a gift from the American people to the Nepalese people,” she said. We will give detailed information about this soon. ‘

The vaccine, produced by the American company Johnson & Johnson, requires a single dose.

The government recently signed an agreement with Chinese company Sinopharm to buy 4 million doses of the Vero cell vaccine. 

Accordingly, 800,000 doses of vaccine have been brought to Kathmandu on Friday alone. 

2 million will arrive by 23 July.