On Saturday, an order of 500 000 Sinopharm doses bought from China arrived in Harare and a further two million doses are expected by the end of the week.
Dr John Mangwiro, Health and Child Care Deputy Minister said the latest batch of doses, bought by the Treasury, would go a long way to cover all the areas classified as hotspots. The 500 000 are enough for 250 000 people to urge both doses.
“The vaccines are going to be distributed to all or any of the border towns, the areas that are classified as hotspots, tobacco auction floors, cotton sales floors, GMB markets and marketplaces like Mbare Musika, Renkini in Bulawayo and others. The Ministry of Finance has said after the 2 million doses arrive next week, we’ll receive more the following month,” he said.
Data source: The Herald