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200,000 Chinese Vaccines Land in Algeria

TWEET TRANSLATION: Chinese vaccines arrive in Algeria.

Algeria’s national vaccination drive, already up and running, got a shot in the arm on Wednesday with the arrival of 200,000 Sinopharm jabs donated by China. Algiers kicked off its vaccination campaign last month using a mix of supplies from China, Russia, and AstraZeneca. (INTERLIGNES)

Other Chinese Vaccine News From Around the World:

  • PERSIAN GULF: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s office confirmed that Baghdad will purchase an unknown quantity of vaccines from Sinopharm. An initial donation shipment is expected to arrive there on Monday. (CGTN)
  • MIDEAST: Syria’s health ministry on Wednesday denied a newspaper report that said Chinese coronavirus vaccinations had arrived in the country and were being distributed nationwide. (REUTERS)
  • CARIBBEAN: The Dominican Republic took delivery of 768,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines from China on Tuesday. Another shipment from China is scheduled to arrive on March 15. (PRENSA LATINA)
  • AMERICAS: Guyana Health Minister Frank Anthony said on Wednesday the government has granted emergency approval for the use of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine, based on an efficacy rate of 79.4%. (NEWSROOM.GY)
  • ASEAN: A batch of purchased Sinovac vaccines arrived on Wednesday at Changi International Airport in Singapore, but the government is refusing to release the jabs until health authorities have approved their use. (STRAITS TIMES)
  • EUROPE: Hungary on Wednesday became the first EU country to begin vaccinating against coronavirus with a jab made by China’s Sinopharm. (POLITICO.EU)
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