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China to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Namibia
World

China to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Namibia

China, aiming to cultivate goodwill through so-called vaccine diplomacy, has already donated vaccines to a number of African nations as they struggle to obtain doses. * "This fully reflects the high-level bilateral relations between our two countries," he said, adding that the two countries were coordinating closely to deliver the vaccine to Namibia as early as possible.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 07:37pm
Morocco receives second batch of 500,000 Sinopharm doses
World

Morocco receives second batch of 500,000 Sinopharm doses

  • The 1 million Sinopharm doses add to 6 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by India's Serum Institute which Morocco has received so far.
  • Morocco has ordered 66 million doses of the vaccines, which require two doses per person, under plans to inoculate 80% of its 36 million-strong population for free.
Published 16 Feb, 2021 05:25pm
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
979 health workers inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine in Sindh
Pakistan

979 health workers inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine in Sindh

  • Apart from Karachi, 129 health workers were vaccinated at Liaquat University of Medical Sciences (LUMS) and 186 at Shaheed Benazirabad’s MCH centre.
  • Sindh has been provided 84,000 doses of the vaccine, Punjab 70,000, KP 65,000, and Balochistan 10,300 doses.
Published 04 Feb, 2021 02:39pm
Sinopharm vaccine not suitable for people above 60, pregnant women: SAPM Dr. Faisal Sultan
World

Sinopharm vaccine not suitable for people above 60, pregnant women: SAPM Dr. Faisal Sultan

  • According to the country's top health authorities, the Chinese manufactured Sinopharm vaccine is not suitable and recommended for people above the age of 60, under the age of 18, and specifically for pregnant women - among others.
  • According to Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, people above 60 would be vaccinated with Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine AZD1222, which is due for arrival in Pakistan in February.
Published 04 Feb, 2021 01:57pm
COVID-19 vaccination drive begins across Pakistan
Pakistan

COVID-19 vaccination drive begins across Pakistan

  • Dr Rana Imran Sikander head of the coronavirus ward at PIMS became the first person to receive coronavirus vaccination in the presence of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • China has provided 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm to Pakistan.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 12:25pm