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Senegal coronavirus

Senegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China

Senegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China

  • The first shots were given to government ministers and health workers at the health ministry in the capital, Dakar.
  • Earlier this month the government said it paid a little over 2 billion CFA francs ($3.74 million) for the Sinopharm doses to kickstart its campaign.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 05:35pm
Senegal expects first delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine
World

Senegal expects first delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine

  • Like other African countries that have struggled to procure vaccines, Senegal is still waiting for disbursements through African Union and World Health Organization-backed (WHO) programmes.
  • It was not clear how many doses would be in the first shipment or when vaccinations might start.
Published 17 Feb, 2021 07:08pm
Senegal pays $3.7 mln for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine
Business & Finance

Senegal pays $3.7 mln for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine

  • African nations are struggling to source vaccines in the face of a global scramble for doses.
  • Those include over 620,000 doses of the Pfizer Inc two-shot vaccine at $6.75 per shot, more than 1.2 million of AstraZeneca's two-shot vaccine at $3 each, and nearly 1.5 million of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine at $10 each.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 08:53pm
Senegal confirms presence of UK coronavirus variant
World

Senegal confirms presence of UK coronavirus variant

  • British scientists say the UK variant, known as B.1.1.7, may be up to 70% more transmissible and also more lethal - with a mortality risk around 30% higher.
  • Due to the fact that these variants are transmitted more rapidly, which could explain the speed of spread of the disease in some countries.
Published 28 Jan, 2021 08:48pm