Malaysia says China to contribute 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines

Test tubes are seen in front of a displayed Sinovac logo in this illustration taken, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s foreign minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Wednesday China had agreed to contribute 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines made by its drugmaker Sinovac BioTech (SVA.O) to the Southeast Asian country.

“This timely contribution will bolster the vaccination process and assist the ongoing rollout of Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme,” Hishammuddin said.

Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Martin Petty

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