Japan-pledged AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in Kathmandu

23 August 2021, Kathmandu

The second consignment of Japan-pledged AstraZeneca vaccines for Nepal arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Half of approximately 1.6 million doses were already delivered to Nepal on August 7 and 8 and have been used in the current vaccination campaign.

The exact amount of vaccine donated from Japan to Nepal will be 1,614,740 doses in total, a statement issued by the Embassy of Japan said.

First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy Miyamoto received them at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

The Embassy of Japan is working together with the Government of Nepal; COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF, and WHO; and the international community for the mitigation of COVID-19 pandemic as well as for the progress of post-COVID society and economy of Nepal, it said.

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