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Coronavirus: Zimbabwean vice-president takes Chinese vaccine

Zimbabwe has launched its Covid-19 vaccination campaign and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga is the first to be vaccinated in a bid to reassure the public that they are safe.

The campaign is being done with Sinopharm vaccine, donated by the Chinese government. only 200,000 vaccines have been delivered and 600,000 are expected next month.

The vaccine is first to be given to public health workers, police officers, soldiers and prison officials.

Zimbabwe aims to vaccinate 10 million people and is still sourcing other vaccines to achieve this target.

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Let’s remind that some cases of the South African variant “501.YV2” were recorded in the country and are dominant.

According to Zimbabwean officials, the Chinese vaccine is 79% effective and has shown some success against the South African variant.

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