The first batch of anti Covid-19 vaccines donated by Xizang(Tibet) Autonomous Region to Nepal has arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), today.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi shared the news of arrival of the vaccines on Twitter.

Ambassador Yanqi, last month, had announced on her social media page that China will provide the aforementioned doses to Nepal on grant.

On May 26, President Bidya Devy Bhandari, during a telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping relayed that Nepal is looking forward to purchasing China manufactured vaccines for its people. President Bhandari, then, made an appeal to the Chinese government to make the vaccines available for procurement at the earliest possible.​

During the conversation, Chinese President Xi Jinping had committed to provide 1 million doses of Vero Cell vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance.