Second batch of Sinopharm vaccine arrives in Zimbabwe

On Tuesday, Zimbabwe received the second batch of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting stated that the second batch of Sinopharm Covid19 vaccines has arrived in Zimbabwe. The consignment has a total of 344 000 doses, consisting of the second Chinese donation of 200 000 doses plus the first 144 000 doses of Zimbabwe’s commercial order with Sinopharm. 

Apart from the 344 000 doses of Sinopharm received today, the country is also expecting 75 000 doses of the inactivated Covaxin from India & another donation of 20 000 doses of Sputnik-V vaccine from Russia soon. Government has set aside US$100 million for procurement of vaccines. 

“The fact that we are the only country in Africa which has to date received the second batch of the vaccine doses from China, attests to the strong, comprehensive and strategic nature of our partnership.” President Emmerson Mnangagwa said. 

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Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting, Zimbabwe