Second batch of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines expected this morning

MORE vaccines are expected this morning at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport and the President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa will be at the airport to receive the vaccines. Zimbabwe took delivery of 200 000 Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines from China last month.
Zimbabwe is expecting to receive the second donation of 200 000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine and the first batch of procured vaccine from China.
Treasury has set aside US$100 million for the procurement of the vaccines that is expected to cater for 10 million people.
China pledged to donate an additional 200 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, bringing its total donation to 400 000 doses with another 600 000 doses bought commercially from Sinopharm.
As of yesterday, the 15th of March, 37 660 people had received the Covid-19 jab countrywide. Zimbabwe began its Covid-19 rollout on February 18, 2021 targetting frontline workers in Health, immigration, prison, the media among others.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has outlined that vaccination is the only way out of the Covid-19 pandemic and has called on Zimbabweans to be vaccinated when their turn comes. The government is targetting to immunise 10 million people which is 60 percent of the population in order to achieve herd immunity.
So far the country has approved four Covid-19 vaccines, the Sinopharm and Sinovac from China, Covaxin from India and Sputnik V from Russia.