BEIJING, March 5. / TASS /. Pakistan's National Command and Operations Center to Combat the Spread of Coronavirus on Friday authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country by the Chinese pharmaceutical corporation Sinopharm for people over 60.
According to the Xinhua news agency, first of all, medical workers of this age will be vaccinated with this drug, and then the rest of the citizens over 60 years old.
Now in Pakistan, the second stage of vaccination with the Chinese drug Sinopharm delivered in February is underway; at the first stage, only doctors and health workers who were on the front line of the fight against coronavirus received this vaccine.
In the near future, it is expected to start using the drug of the British-Swedish consortium AstraZeneca in the country.
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of detected cases of infection with the new coronavirus increased in Pakistan over the past day by 1,579 and amounted to more than 587 thousand. The number of deaths due to infection increased by 52 in 24 hours and reached 13,128. The number of recovered persons was 557 thousand, having increased by 1,527 per day.