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WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use -- the...
Published 08 May, 2021 10:44am

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use -- the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light.

"This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing to Sinopharm Beijing's Covid-19 vaccine, making it the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality," the UN health agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference.

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