China's Covid-19 vaccine

China will donate 300,000 new doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Afghanistan

The Chines government has pledged that it would donate 300,000 new doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Afghanistan.

The pledge is made while earlier in March China had promised to deliver 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s Covid-19 vaccine to Afghanistan.

Dastgir Nazari, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, said today, May 24, Wang Chu, the Chines ambassador to Kabul, in his last meeting with Wahid Majrooh, the acting health minister, in Kabul promised to provide 300,000 doses of vaccines to the Afghan government bringing the total donation of China to 700,000 doses.

The vaccines were supposed to be provided last month, but it was delayed because the World Health Organization (WHO) did not approve the vaccines.

Afghanistan has so far received more than 900,000 doses of vaccines from India and Kwax.

At least 550,000 Afghans including health employees, teachers, journalists, and government and private sector employees, elders, and prisoners have received Covid-19 vaccination so far.

This is while, official statistics from the ministry show that more than 66,000 people in the country are affected by the virus, 56,000 of them have recovered and 800 others passed away.