China's CNBG has supplied 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to UAE - (Financial Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) has received a total of 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China National Biotec Group (CNBG), as reported in the Financial Post.

  • CNBG, a subsidiary of state-backed Sinopharm, has moved two COVID-19 vaccine candidates, developed by its units in Beijing and Wuhan, into late-stage clinical trials.

  • The Beijing unit's candidate obtained authorisation last week for general public use in China.

  • "According to preliminary feedback from UAE, emergency use shows that Sinopharm CNBG's COVID-19 vaccine is safe in large-scale use and has significantly reduced the disease in vaccinated people," CNBG said in an article published on WeChat, without specifying which candidate it referred to.

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