Kuala Lumpur (UNA-OIC) – China will continue to work closely with Malaysia to strengthen cooperation on the COVID-19 vaccine and to assist the country to recover from the pandemic at an earlier time.
Ambassador-designate Ouyang Yujing said China and Malaysia had been working together since the outbreak of the pandemic in early 2020, and now vaccine cooperation is the focus of China-Malaysia anti-pandemic cooperation.
“If the China-Malaysia joint efforts of fighting the epidemic are the first half of our anti-pandemic cooperation, the vaccine cooperation will be the other half,” he said in an exclusive interview with Bernama, at the Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur recently.
China looks to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Malaysia On January 26, Pharmaniaga Bhd (Pharmaniaga) signed an agreement with China’s Sinovac Lifesciences Co Ltd (Sinovac) to obtain the supply of 12 million doses of CoronaVac for Malaysia.
The first batch of 200 liters CoronaVac arrived in Malaysia on February 27 and stored in Pharmaniaga facility, and will be processed into 300,000 doses of vaccines. The vaccines are expected to be available to Malaysians by end of March or early April.