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Senegal’s First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive From China

200,000 doses of vaccines arrived from China in the Senegalese capital Dakar late Wednesday night. This is the country’s first batch of jabs, which cost $3.7 million to secure — that’s a pricey $19 per injection. Senegal is also scheduled to receive around 1.3 million doses from the global Covax alliance. Those jabs are expected to arrive sometime in late February or early March. (REUTERS)

Other Chinese Vaccine Headlines From Across the Global South:

  • AFRICA: Less than a week after Zimbabwe took delivery of vaccines from Sinopharm, Harare plans to approve another Chinese jab from Sinovac. (BLOOMBERG)
  • EURASIA: Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday that 100 million doses of China’s CoronaVac vaccine will be delivered by the end of April. (HURRIYET DAILY NEWS)
  • ASIA:  Nepal’s national drug regulatory authority granted emergency authorization for the use of Sinopharm’s vaccination, clearing the way for the Chinese government to donate 500,000 doses. (KATHMANDU POST)
  • ASEAN: Thai Airways International will carry the first 200,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from China to Thailand on February 24th. (BANGKOK POST)
  • CARIBBEAN: The tiny island of Dominica (population 75,000) will receive a donation of 10,000 jabs from China allocated through Beijing’s contribution to the global Covax alliance, according to the Chinese embassy in Roseau. (DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE)
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