Rwanda has received 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine along with syringes donated by the Chinese government as the country is stepping up efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Rwandan Minister of Health, Daniel Ngamije appreciated the Chinese Governments’ collaboration and said that the vaccine will go a long way to help vaccinate more Rwandans in a short period of time.
He said that the 200,000 doses vaccine will be rolled out in eight districts that are among the hotspots of new COVID-19 infections.
Rwanda launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 5, starting with people from risk groups, including health personnel, frontline workers, and those older than 65 years or with underlying health conditions.
The country is planning to vaccinate 30 percent of its population by the end of 2021 and 60 percent by the end of 2022.
The Central African country has so far been able to administer about one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
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