China-based Sinovac has confirmed a new supply of CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine for Ukraine.

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said 500,000 doses would be arriving in Kyiv on the evening of Friday, April 30.

Ukraine has contracted a total of 1.9 million doses of the China-made jab.

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On December 30, 2020, Ukraine's Lekhim firm signed a contract for the supply of 1.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac.

On March 9, the Ministry of Health certified CoronaVac vaccine for use in Ukraine.

The first batch of 215,000 doses arrived on March 25.