Pakistan on Tuesday has purchased coronavirus vaccine from China for the first time.
According to the health ministry sources, the Pakistani authorities have signed an agreement with Chinese company Sinopharm for vaccines.
The company will provide the vaccine to Pakistan in phases, however, the first batch of five million coronavirus doses from China is expected to be landed in Islamabad today.
The sources told that frontline health workers and elderly people will get vaccinated on priority basis.
It is to be mentioned here that the campaign to vaccinate people above sixty years and health workers against coronavirus is already underway.—INP