Sinopharm vaccines, syringes donated by China handed over to Myanmar

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Union Minister Dr Thet Khaing Win receives the China -donated vaccines and syringes from Chinese Ambassador Mr Chen Hai yesterday.

Three million Sinopharm vaccines and three million syringes donated by the People’s Republic of China to Myanmar were handed over at the VIP lounge hall of Yangon International Airport yesterday. Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein and Chinese Ambassador Mr Chen Hai attended the ceremony.
The Chinese ambassador said that the donated Covid-19 vaccines are for Myanmar’s additional vaccination activities. China is continuously assisting Myanmar in its anti-epidemic operations and also in the construction of Myanmar’s infectious disease prevention and control centre and training centres for health workers.
Union Health Minister Dr Thet Khaing Win expressed his thank to China for the assistance provided by China to the Myanmar Infectious Disease Control Centre and the Health Staff Training Centre to be opened by the end of 2023. He added that the donated three million vaccines will be used as an additional preventive injection for elderly people with chronic diseases and school-age children.
Afterwards, the two countries mutually signed the record of the transfer of vaccines and the Union minister returned the letter of appreciation. Then, the Union minister, the ambassador and the guests had documentary photos taken before closing the ceremony.—MNA/KZW

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