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While Some in Asia and the Americas Raise New Concerns About the Efficacy of Chinese Vaccines, the PRC Embassy in Zimbabwe Claims Success

A large-scale vaccination drive in the western Zimbabwean city of Victoria Falls that’s led to a plunge in the COVID-19 infection rate is prompting officials to claim they reached herd immunity. The Chinese embassy celebrated the success on Twitter on Monday, highlighting the fact that it was done almost exclusively with Sinopharm jabs. (THE HERALD)

Other Chinese Vaccine Headlines in Africa:

  • EGYPT: China and Egypt jointly agreed to provide 500,000 COVID-19 to Palestinian residents in the Gaza Strip. All of the donated jabs will be manufactured at the new Sino-Egyptian production facility located outside of Cairo. (XINHUA)
  • NAMIBIA: Minister of Health Kalumbi Shangula on Monday said the country aims to vaccinate around 750,000 people against COVID-19 by the end of September. A national inoculation drive resumed yesterday, following the arrival on Friday of 250,000 doses of Sinoparhm vaccine. (XINHUA)
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