Mozambique receives third Covid vaccine batch

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Mozambique has received the third batch of Covid-19 vaccines, a donation from China.

Some 60,000 doses have been donated for use by the Mozambican armed forces from their Chinese counterparts.

Defence Minister Jaime Neto said the doses will benefit the military that is fighting insecurity in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Health Minister Armindo Tiago and the Chinese ambassador to Mozambique Wang Hejum witnessed the vaccine delivery ceremony.

It’s the second time that China has donated Covid-19 vaccines to Mozambique.

In February, China donated 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines for use by health workers and people with chronic diseases.

Mozambique received 384,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses through the Covax initiative in March and another 100,000 Covishield doses as a donation from India.

Another batch of 2.4 million doses were expected to reach the country by the end of May but there have been delays.

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