March 31, 2021

Zimbabwe sourcing 2 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses

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ZTN Correspondent

Zimbabwe is preparing to procure an additional 2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The country has already procured 1.2 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China, part of which arrived yesterday (Tuesday).

China and India also donated vaccines to Zimbabwe.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said, “Government is also in the process of sourcing for another two million doses of vaccines which Government will pay for.”

The 1.2 million doses which the country procured cost USD10, 560,000.

Senator Mutsvangwa added, “Focus is now on hotspots which include the country’s major points of entry and exit, that is, Beitbridge, Plumtree, Chirundu, Kariba, Forbes and, Nyamapanda. Also included will be Mutare and the two metropolitan cities of Harare and Bulawayo”.

As of yesterday a total of 72 944 people had been vaccinated against Covid-19. The country is targeting to vaccinate 65 percent of its citizens to achieve herd immunity.

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