SAMUT PRAKAN, May 6 (TNA) – One million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac were delivered to Thailand this morning.
Dr Withoon Danwiboon, managing director of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, accepted the vaccine doses at a customs free warehouse zone of Suvarnabhumi airport. The doses were delivered on an airplane of Air China Airline and were in six refrigerated containers that kept storage temperatures at 2-8 degrees Celsius to maintain the quality of the vaccine.
All the doses were then transported to a warehouse of COVID-19 vaccines. The Department of Medical Sciences will check their quality before they are distributed for inoculation among target groups of people.
On May 14, Sinovac will deliver 500,000 more doses that China donates and 2 million more doses that GPO procured will arrive at the end of this month.
Thailand on Thursday reported 1,911 new coronavirus cases and 18 new deaths, bringing the total cases to 76,811 and the death toll to 336. (TNA)