Mozambique has received the first batch of 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses from the Chinese government.\
The vaccines by Sinopharm were received by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario at the Maputo International Airport yesterday.
The prime minister said the government was working on getting more Covid-19 vaccines.
The vaccination drive will prioritize high-risk groups, like the estimated 60,000 health workers.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe will buy an additional 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China at a preferential price.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesman George Charamba, let this out after Beijing agreed to give more free doses to the country.
Chinese Ambassador Guo Shaochun said his country had decided to double its donation of vaccines to 400,000 as part of its “solidarity and action” with Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe began COVID-19 vaccinations last week after receiving a donation of 200,000 doses from the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).