China pledges Covid-19 vaccine to Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is among 13 developing countries set to receive the Covid-19 vaccine from China.

This was revealed by China’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochum.

In a statement on Twitter, Ambassador Sahochum said “Zimbabwe will be one of the first 13 countries to receive vaccine aid from China very soon”.

A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement: “Apart from Pakistan, China is also providing vaccine aid to Brunei, Nepal, the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Palestine, Belarus, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea, altogether 13 developing countries.

Already China has donated half a million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to Pakistan.

Zimbabwe is targeting to vaccinate 60 percent of its population to achieve head immunity.