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Nepal okays AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for emergency use

| Updated: January 16, 2021 17:37:28


Nepal okays AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for emergency use

Nepal on Friday gave approval for AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine against the novel coronavirus in the country.

"Conditional permission has been granted for emergency use authorisation of COVISHIELD vaccine against Covid-19 in Nepal," a statement by the country's Department of Drug Administration said.

Nepal has reported 266,816 cases and 1,948 deaths from Covid-19 so far, according to official data.

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