Russia Sends New Batch of COVID Medicine to Pakistan

The Express Tribune newspaper announced on Wednesday that a new supply of the COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccine had been brought to Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, TASS reports.

According to the publication, one million pills of the Russian vaccine acquired by Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority have been presented to the country’s heath ministry.

On March 17, the first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccination was sent to Pakistan. In February, the country’s authorities approved its usage. Another three coronavirus vaccines have been registered in Pakistan, including those from China’s Sinopharm and CanSinoBio, as well as the British-Swedish AstraZeneca.

For the first time, 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations were produced in the country in 24 hours on August 31.

Thus far, the number of COVID-19 instances in Pakistan has reached 1,163,688, with over 26,000 individuals dying as a result of the virus. In the last 24 hours, the country has seen 3,559 new cases and 100 fatalities.