Tuesday, 19 October 2021 09:39 GMT

IRICA shares data on import of COVID-19 vaccine to Iran


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 18

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

In general, 54 batches of 58.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been imported to Iran from February 3, 2021 to September 17, 2021, this was reflected in statistics of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Trend reports.

According to statistics, these vaccines were imported from China, Japan, Italy, Russia, South Korea and India.

Country

Types of vaccine

Batch

Doses

China

Sinopharm

31

48,726,396

Japan

AstraZeneca

3

2,911,810

Italy

COVAX

1

1,452,000

China

AstraZeneca

1

1,449,600

Russia

Sputnik V

12

1,345,000

Russia

AstraZeneca

2

963,000

South Korea

COVAX

1

700,800

Austria

AstraZeneca

2

650,000

India

Bharat Biotech

1

125,000

Total

54

58,323,606

Iran continues to monitor the coronavirus situation in the country. According to recent reports from Iranian officials, over 5.39 million people have been infected, and more than 116,000 people have already died.

Meanwhile, over 4.7 million people have reportedly recovered from the disease.

The country continues to apply strict measures to contain further spread. Reportedly, the disease was brought to Iran by a businessman from Iran's Qom city, who went on a business trip to China, despite official warnings. The man died later from the disease.

The Islamic Republic only announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on Feb. 19.

The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.

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