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200,000 Chinese Vaccines Will Soon Arrive in Zimbabwe

A man waits for a COVID-19 test before entering South Africa at a testing station at the Beit Bridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe, near Musina, South Africa, on January 8, 2021. Guillem Sartorio / AFP

A shipment of 200,000 Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines is scheduled to land in Zimbabwe next Monday and will be used to kickstart the government’s national vaccination drive. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told reporters on Tuesday that another batch from China is also due next month, although she didn’t mention how many doses.

With its hospitals overwhelmed and few public health measures in place, Zimbabwe has very few defences against the rapidly spreading virus, which has already claimed two government ministers. (BLOOMBERG)

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