.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a District Hospital in Noida. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • While it took 20 weeks to give the first billion doses, it took only four weeks to give the last one thousand million
  • Four out of 10 jabs were given in China (1.2 billion), followed by India (329 million) and the US (324 million)
  • However, the UAE, Bahrain and Israel are leading in terms of coverage

Beijing/Geneva, Jun 1 (PTI) The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that it has approved China's second COVID-19 vaccine 'Sinovac' for emergency use listing.

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
China has provided vaccines to developing countries ranging from Hungary to Peru. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Two vaccines developed by Sinopharm contained COVID-19 outbreak, a study published in a US journal said
  • The findings are largely in line with what Sinopharm had announced earlier
  • The WHO cleared one of Sinopharm's shots earlier this month

.Beijing, China
The World Health Organisation granted Emergency Use Listing to the Chinese vaccine (Representational/ Unsplash)

  • WHO's China Chief will spur similar global recoginition for the other 15 Chinese vaccines 
  • He said that the approval will encourage greater Chinese contribution in global supply for vaccine 
  • WHO granted the conditional approval to Sinopharm vaccine on Friday  

Beijing, May 8 (PTI) The WHO's China chief has termed the conditional approval granted by the global health body to China’s first COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm as a “milestone achievement” which ...

.Geneva, Switzerland
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus informed that Sinopharm vaccine has received emergency use listing (Source: PTI)

  • Aside from Sinophram, WHO has approved five other vaccines 
  • Emergency use listing by WHO allows countries to quickly import the vaccine 
  • Sinophram is already in use in 42 countries around the world 

Beijing/Geneva, May 7 (PTI) In a big relief for China, the WHO on Friday finally granted the conditional approval to its Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, a move that could help ...

Dhaka, Apr 29 (PTI) Bangladesh on Thursday approved the emergency use of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, two days after allowing Russia's Sputnik amidst concern over the availability of the ...

Islamabad, Mar 26 (PTI) Pakistan is planning to buy 7 million doses of the coronavirus vaccines from China as the nation is experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections, a top minister has ...

.Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina expects a million doses of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in the next few days. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Sinopharm's vaccine requires two doses per person
  • Till now, Argentina's vaccination drive was largely dependent on Russia's Sputnik V vaccine
  • It has received 1.22 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Russia's Gamaleya Institute