Zimbabwe has received its first 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid vaccine from China, according to the government.
The consignment of the vaccine arrived on Monday morning in a Air Zimbabwe flight and were handed over to the government.
The handing over to the government was done by Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe.
China donated the 200,000 doses with an additional 600,000 doses already ordered by the government expected to arrive next month.
— Ministry of HealthZW (@MoHCCZim) February 15, 2021
China has already provided vaccine doses to Egypt and Equatorial Guinea.
— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) February 15, 2021
Zimbabwe said vaccination will first be provided to frontline workers and immigration agents working at borders.
The country has reported 35,104 COVID-19 cases and almost 1,398 deaths.