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Zimbabwe Receives Vaccine Donation From China

Zimbabwe Receives Vaccine Donation From China

Zimbabwe on Monday took delivery of a consignment of one million Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines donated by China.

The vaccines are expected to boost the country’s vaccination campaign as it battles the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation follows a pledge made by China at the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to provide another 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa.

The latest consignment takes the donations made to Zimbabwe by China to two million vaccines.

China’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Guo Shaochun handed over the vaccines to Zimbabwe’s Vice President, who is also the health minister, Constantino Chiwenga, at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.

Speaking shortly after receiving the donation at the airport, Chiwenga, expressed gratitude for the vaccines, saying the donation will help accelerate Zimbabwe’s vaccination campaign. He said:

Indeed, Zimbabwe is grateful that it is among the first countries to receive COVID-19 vaccine donations from the People’s Republic of China under this new initiative.

This timely gesture of support and friendship greatly increases our confidence and determination to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its emerging variants, such as Omicron.

The support includes the secondment of medical doctors, numerous donations of vaccines and the actual facilitation of several purchases of the much-needed Sinopharm and Sinovac doses, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the same event, Ambassador Guo reaffirmed China’s commitment to helping African countries in the fight against COVID-19 and addressing vaccine inequality. Said, Guo:

The arrival of this consignment demonstrates that China is turning its commitments into visible and tangible outcomes.

China-Africa cooperation will be further increased and benefit wider populations in Africa.

China is by far Zimbabwe’s main supplier of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to daily updates by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, as of 20 December, 4 060 046 people out of a population of about 16 million had received at least one vaccine dose, while 3 074 698 had received both required shots.

More: People’s Daily, The Herald

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Nkust 5 months ago

Shampoo, kuti nkust kuti nkululeko, ende in for genuine issues that affect the citizenry handityi mobilize anything and invite me chandisingati is to be a member of any party I am one of very few honest people remaining handisi corrupted I love my country and really mean it and what I say in darkness is what I say during daylight whether correct or wrong I speak my mind ini ma China handisi kufarira ma deals awi muno munyika medu number yangu iyi if you can convince me their importance here

Dr Yhirai Hakim Gutierrez 5 months ago

Everyone should be jabbed atleast once annually

Jonh Wick 5 months ago

Stop fighting guys focus on the main problem ipapo pauri .Baiwayi tiinde varume pamberi nekubatana pamberi neku shinga ipapo pamberi nekubaiwa 💉💊

kkkk 5 months ago

Bayanai moga ikoko zvimajekiseni zvenyu ini mondisiya ndakadaro

Shampoo 5 months ago

Iwe Nkust tanga iwe kuita action. Chii chauri ku complainer. Kasi uri ZANU Pf in disguise. What's your problem


Nkust 5 months ago

Nhai xhingzhong, zvino zvawanyora pasina kana action unofunga kty zvichachinja chii kozita rekunyepa raunoshandisa hausi hugwara here ugu, saka hapana kwatinoenda ne vanhu vakadai honestly

Xhingzhong 5 months ago

The Chinese donation is in exchange for mineral rights, the displacement of villagers, impregnating of under age girls & abuse of workers.

wose munhu ngajungiwe 5 months ago

wose munhu ngjungiwe stereki
kana ka 4 pagore
inini hangu bhooodooo

Tafadzwa C 5 months ago


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