Malaysia to receive China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow

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Malaysia will receive the next batch of vaccines from China’s Sinovac tomorrow (Feb 27).

According to MASkargo chief operating officer Mohd Zulkefly Ujang, Malaysia Airlines flight MH318 with “Jalur Gemilang” livery, carrying an “Envirotainer” containing the Sinovac vaccines, will arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at about 9am tomorrow from Beijing, China.

The vaccine container will be handled by MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) team when it arrives to KLIA.

The same company had handled the transfer of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines that arrived last Sunday from aircraft to trucks.

“They (MASkargo staff) are highly motivated. And they are better prepared for the arrival of the second batch,” he told Bernama today when inspecting the dry-run for the arrival of the Sinovac vaccines.

On Feb 21, Malaysia received 312,390 doses of the first Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was the first in the country to receive the vaccine.

According to reports the Sinovac vaccine has passed the third stage of clinical trials in several countries including Brazil, Turkey, and Indonesia.

 


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