GENEVA: The World Health Organisation approved a Covid-19 vaccine from China’s state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday, a boost to Beijing’s push for a big role in inoculating the world. It is also the first time the WHO has given emergency use approval to a Chinese vaccine for any infectious disease. The WHO had already given emergency approval to Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and, last week, Moderna. Tedros said that, following the approval, SAGE had recommended that adults over 18 receive two doses of the Sinopharm vaccine. China has deployed around 65 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine and more than 200 million doses of the Sinovac shot.
Source: Pakistan Today May 07, 2021 15:45 UTC