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Emirates flies 150 million vaccine doses

[ July 6, 2021   //   ]

Emirates SkyCargo says it has flown 150 million doses – or 600 tonnes – of Covid-19 vaccines through its GDP-certified hub in Dubai. The carrier has dedicated GDP certified infrastructure at Dubai for handling pharmaceuticals.

In January 2020, it joined hands with DP World, International Humanitarian City and Dubai Airports to form the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance aimed at rapidly transporting the Covid vaccine through Dubai to developing countries. This was shortly followed up in February 2020 with an MoU with UNICEF to expedite the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX initiative.