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Thailand on Feb 24will have the first vaccine shipment

Thai Airways International will carry the first 200,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from China to Thailand on Feb 24.

THAI chairman ACM Chaiyapruk Didyasarin said on Tuesday the airline had been chosen by  the Public Health Ministry to transport the vaccine, supplied by China’s Sinovac Biotech Co.

A Thai Airways Airbus A350-900 would carry the shipment, comprising 200,000 doses. The plane would depart China at 6.50am (local time) on Feb 24 and arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport about 11.05am.

The airline had prepared for this important task, with refrigerated containers that could store goods at temperatures ranging from -20°C to +20°C, ACM Chaiyapruk said.

THAI also had staff experienced in moving cargo requiring strict temperature control, such as vaccines and other medical equipment, he said.

THAI was proud to transport the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccine to Thailand, he said. 

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