Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

Lorlornyofm
By Lorlornyofm February 18, 2021 13:00

Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

Image caption: A night-time curfew is in place in Senegal’s capital, Dakar

Senegal has received 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Chinese company Sinopharm.

President Macky Sall said the government bought the vaccine, and did not wait to receive doses from the World Health Organization’s Covax scheme, which aims to make it easier for developing nations to buy them.

Frontline health workers, the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are first in line for the shot.

Mr Sall said that Senegal aimed to get another 6.5 million doses in the coming weeks to widen its vaccination campaign.

Senegal has seen a spike in Covid cases and deaths in recent weeks. To date, the country has recorded 31,771 confirmed cases and 769 deaths.

To curb the second wave, the authorities have tightened restrictions, including banning gatherings, requiring people to wear masks in public places and imposing a curfew from 21:00 to 05:00 in the hardest hit areas – the capital, Dakar, and the city of Thies.

BBC

Lorlornyofm
By Lorlornyofm February 18, 2021 13:00
Write a comment

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment
View comments

Write a comment

<

*

Recent Comments

  • Sammy the VIRUS

    Sammy the VIRUS

    In my estimation,I believe the average man in his quest to satisfy his libido will stop at nothing to have…

    View Article
  • Sammy the VIRUS

    Sammy the VIRUS

    There is this maxim within our local circles that says a man who works at Barkleys bank does not collect…

    View Article
  • Sammy the VIRUS

    Sammy the VIRUS

    To think that such things can still happen in Ghana beats my imagination

    View Article