Mozambique Receives First Batch of Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Mozambique has received 200,000 doses of vaccines by Sinopharm from China, but the country is yet to disclose its vaccination plan.

The vaccines were received by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario at the Maputo International Airport stating that the government was working on getting more Covid-19 vaccines.

The Sinopharm vaccines were the first batch of doses the country got and were a donation from the Chinese government.

“The vaccine has to be seen as a complementary measure to prevent and fight Covid-19,” the Prime Minister said.

The vaccination drive is expected to prioritise high-risk groups, like the estimated 60,000 health workers.

Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique Mr. Wang Hejun said the vaccines are the new hope to win against the novel coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the health authorities have reported the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths in the country between Tuesday and Wednesday since the beginning of this year.

The southern African country has recorded 56,920 coronavirus cases and 608 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mozambique has a population of 28 million people spread in eleven provinces and is one of the poorest nations in the world, with a majority living on less than $ 1 a day. It ranks 180th on the UN Human Development Index out of 188 countries.

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