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800,000 Sinovac doses expected to arrive on March 25

Mar 09. 2021
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By The Nation

Another 800,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine for Covid-19 will soon arrive in Thailand, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday.

The chargé d'affaires at China's embassy in Thailand, Yang Xin, had informed him that Chinese authorities have approved and coordinated with the manufacturing company. The vaccine is expected to arrive on March 25.

In addition, China has also proposed to Thailand to consider inoculating Chinese nationals living in Thailand.

Thailand will continue to issue a letter of intent to seek support for the vaccine from China as a friend. If the vaccine is given, it may state the condition to take care of the Chinese nationals in Thailand, said Anutin.

There is also a request to consider the establishment of a China Immunization Centre for Overseas Chinese in Asean and a vaccine passport agreement between the two countries to facilitate bubble travel, Anutin said

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