Finance minister Shaukat Tareen of Pakistan announced on Friday that the country will spend $1.1 billion in its fight against the COVID-19 virus. This money will be allocated to the import of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate most of its adult population.
Pakistan had previously relied on vaccines from China.
Its economy has been under pressure since the onset of the plague pandemic when it imposed a weeks-long lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus.
Pakistan has registered a total of 938,737 confirmed cases and 21,576 confirmed deaths.