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Second shipment from 2nd batch of vaccines arrives in Turkey

Baku, January 29, AZERTAC

The second shipment of a second batch of COVID-19 vaccines ordered from China arrived early Friday in Turkey, according to Anadolu Agency.

A Turkish Airlines plane that departed from Beijing landed at Istanbul Airport at 6.10 a.m. local time (0310GMT) carrying the 3.5 million doses of the vaccine.

A total of 10 million doses of the vaccine were imported in the second batch.

The first batch of vaccines consisted of three million doses.

Turkey has signed a deal with Chinese drug maker Sinovac Biotech to buy 50 million doses to vaccinate 25 million people.

Mass vaccinations in Turkey began on Jan. 14.

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