A health worker administers a dose of the Sinopharm Group Co. Covid-19 vaccine to a colleague in the Adult Vaccination Center at the Dow University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Pakistan has granted approval to Russia's Sputnik V vaccine according to people familiar with the matter. The South Asian country has already ordered 1.2 million doses from Chinese state-backed vaccine developer Sinopharm, and has also given approval to AstraZeneca Plcs shot for private use. Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg
A health worker administers a dose of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to a colleague in the Adult Vaccination Center at the Dow University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Bloomberg

Pakistan begins Covid vaccination programme