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Qatar Airways airplane carrying Vero Cell vaccines from China fails to land at TIA

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KATHMANDU: DEC. 20 – An aircraft of Qatar Airways arrived from China carrying a shipment of Vero Cell vaccines failed to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) this morning due to adverse weather.

The airplane returned to China with the medical supplies given to Neal under the COVAX facility.

The supplies incorporating 121,887 doses of vaccines is assisted by the Asian Development Bank.

According to the Chief of Management Division, Department of Health Services, Surendra Chaurasiya, the vaccines will arrive by tomorrow.

Similarly, 1,870,500 doses of vaccines will be arriving from India today itself.

So far Nepal imported 35,466,980 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 21,654,109 vaccines have been administered.