Zimbabwe receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

FILE: Workers offload part of a consignment of 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine from Chinat. AFP/Jekesai Njikizana 

HARARE - Zimbabwe's first batch of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived.

The 200,000 jabs from China’s Sinopharm were donated to the country.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the rollout will begin this week.

READ: Zimbabwe to receive 800,000 Sinopharm shots by March

Authorities say tests will be done to measure the vaccine's effectiveness on mutations and variants.

Another 600,000 doses are expected early next month.


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