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500 000 More Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines Expected Today

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500 000 More Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines Expected Today

Zimbabwe will take delivery of 500 000 more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this Saturday and an additional 2 million doses from China at the end of this month, the government has said.

This comes as coronavirus infections and deaths have increased alarmingly in recent days, resulting in a stampede for lifesaving jabs.

At a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Vice President and Health minister Constantino Chiwenga had briefed Cabinet on the expected arrival of the drugs from China. She said:

Two million doses of vaccines are expected in the country from China by end of June whilst 500 000 doses are expected in the country this Saturday.

Mutsvangwa also revealed that Government’s vaccination programme will see all border posts being prioritised for vaccination.

All Zimbabweans between the ages of 18 and 70 are being vaccinated for free at vaccination centres dotted across the country.

Zimbabwe has been receiving the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines from China since earlier this year.

The country also received some donations of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine and India’s Covaxin.

Meanwhile, new coronavirus infections continue to rise with the Ministry of Health recording 826 new cases and 17 deaths on Thursday and 911 news cases and 12 deaths yesterday.

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