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In the resolution, the Government approved the Prime Minister's permission to apply the form of contractor selection in the special cases specified in Article 26 of the Bidding Law for the purchase of 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Vero Cell from China’s Sinopharm Corporation.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for organizing the purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine Vero Cell from Sinopharm Group, to ensure vaccine quality, effectiveness and progress in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of September 22, the country had injected 35.6 million doses of vaccine, of which 28.7 million people received the first dose; while 6.9 million people had received the second./.

Compiled by BTA