Zimbabwe avails 20 000 Covid-19 vaccines to Namibia

By Abigirl Tembo Health Editor
ZIMBABWE has donated 20 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Namibia this afternoon. The donation will not affect local supplies as Government has secured enough doses to cover all eligible citizens
In the spirit or regional cooperation and solidarity Zimbabwe has come through for Namibia which is currently mired in its third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On top of the 20 000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines, Zimbabwe also donated 20 000 syringes. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, David Musabayana, who was accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Heath and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro, handed over the consignment to Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations Honorable Netumbo Nandi-ndaitwa.
Among the consignment donated was also personal protective equipment which include sanitisers, masks and face shields as well as medical supplies manufactured by local companies and universities.
Honourable Musabayana highlighted that Zimbabwe’s local PPEs manufacturing companies have grown in strength and is now ready for the export market.
The government of Namibia has set a target of inoculating 1.5 million eligible Namibians, or 60 percent of the population, by March 31 next year.