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Somalia to get 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses from China

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali government has announced that the country will receive 200,000 doses of Chinese-made vaccines barely a month after the horn of Africa nation got its first COVID-19 vaccine.

The ambassador of Somalia to China, Awale Ali Kulane told the state-owned media that the shipment will be arriving in the country today.

According to Chinese embassy in Mogadishu, this donation is part of China’s plan to provide Free Vaccines to 53 Countries.

This will be second batch of COVID-19 vaccines received by Somalia amid the horn of Africa nation is struggling to defeat the pandemic which broke out in Somalia last year.

Last month, Somalia got 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from the international COVAX vaccine initiative.

Somalia has so far recorded 11,978 cases since the country confirmed the first case of novel Coronavirus.

Over 570 people have been killed by the virus while 5058 others recovered from the disease.

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