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Burundi Takes Delivery of Its First Shipment of Chinese COVID Vaccines

500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by the Chinese government to Burundi. Image via Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Once a holdout on the COVID-19 vaccination front, Burundi is now accepting vaccine donations from countries around the world, including China.

A batch of 500,000 doses of Sinopharm arrived last week in the economic hub of Bujumbura. The shipment, $3 million or $6 a dose, was provided to the government as a donation, according to Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana.

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