Algeria To Produce Chinese Sinovac Vaccines
Algiers, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jul, 2021 ) :Algeria will manufacture the Chinese coronavirus vaccine Sinovac locally, the government announced Saturday, in a country hit by rising cases and constrained by a patchy inoculation rollout.
The Pasteur Institute of Algeria announced on Saturday that it had received 2.4 million doses of Sinovac, bringing the total number of doses of all vaccines received so far by the country to nearly six million.
The figure also includes Sputnik V, Sinopharm and AstraZeneca supplies.
The health minister said last month that the country had placed orders for 30 million doses with various producers.
Algeria has so far officially recorded over 160,800 coronavirus infections, including more than 4,000 deaths.
On Friday it recorded its highest number of daily infections yet, with 1,350 cases, driven by the Delta variant, which threatens to overwhelm hospitals.