Zimbabwe has received its first 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines donated by China at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Febuary 15, 2021.
A batch of COVID-19 vaccines donated by China arrived in Robert Mugabe International Airport in Zimbabwe’s capital on early Monday morning.
Zimbabwe is the first batch to receive the vaccines as it steps up efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An additional 600,000 doses ordered by the Zimbabwean government are expected to arrive in March.
When the aircraft carrying the vaccines arrived, the Health Ministry tweeted:
— Ministry of HealthZW (@MoHCCZim) February 15, 2021
The BBC’s Shingai Nyoka in Harare says that the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths has fallen by more than 90% after six weeks of lockdown, which is due to end on Monday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to address the nation.
According to the health ministry data, three ministers of the cabinet have died of the virus which have infected 35,172 people so far.
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