Zimbabwe receives second batch of Sinopharm vaccine

Zimbabwe receives second batch of Sinopharm vaccine

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, BBC News reports.

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.

Zimbabwe has so far recorded 36,504 cases of coronavirus including 34,051 recovered and 1,504 deaths since the pandemic started.

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It launched its Covid-19 vaccination campaign last month and aims to vaccinate 10 million people.

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