Zimbabwe on Tuesday received a second batch of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines.
It includes a Chinese donation of 200,000 doses and 144,000 doses bought by the government, and comes four weeks after the arrival of the first batch.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa was at the airport in the capital, Harare, to receive the consignment, according to state media.
The ministry of information has tweeted a video of the arrival of the consignment.
The second batch of Sinopharm Covid19 vaccines has arrived in Zimbabwe.The consigment has a total of 344 000 doses, consisting of the second Chinese donation of 200 000 doses plus the first 144 000 doses of Zimbabwe’s commercial order with Sinopharm. #ZimCovidVaccination pic.twitter.com/2tUvNBuW4N
— Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting (@InfoMinZW) March 16, 2021
Zimbabwe has so far confirmed 36,504 cases of coronavirus and 1,504 deaths since the pandemic started.
It launched its Covid-19 vaccination campaign last month and aims to vaccinate 10 million people.
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