China-donated 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nepal

Published On: June 1, 2021 04:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 1: The COVID-19 vaccines donated by China have arrived in Kathmandu. 

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hao Yanqi, took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared that the much-needed medical assistance landed at the Kathmandu-based Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Tuesday afternoon. 

The first batch of vaccines donated by Xizang(Tibet) Autonomous Region has arrived in Kathmandu!

— Ambassador Hou Yanqi (@PRCAmbNepal) June 1, 2021


Of the 1 million doses of China-made vaccines, which were earlier announced to be provided on grants, 800,000 doses arrived at TIA on Tuesday afternoon.  Earlier, a chartered cargo of Nepal Airlines aircraft flew to China on Monday to bring COVID-19 vaccines provided by China on grant to Nepal. 

China on May 26, announced a grant of 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Nepal.

After a telephone conversation between President Bidya Devi Bhandari and her Chinese counterpart Xi Jingping on May 26, the Chinese President announced the much-need grants amid the rising fears of the coronavirus disease in the country triggered by the Indian variant.

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