Two SriLankan Airlines charter planes carrying 1.6 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (27).
In addition, 1.6 million syringes were also donated within the same batch.
The flights were initially delayed due to adverse weather conditions.
This is reportedly the largest single stock of COVID-19 vaccines the Chinese government has donated to Sri Lanka on a single occasion. With this stock, China has so far donated 2.7 million Sinopharm vaccines to the island nation.