The government of Zimbabwe has donated 20 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Namibia this Monday afternoon.
The government said the donation will not affect local supplies as enough doses to cover all eligible citizens have been secured.
In addition to the 20 000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines, Zimbabwe also donated 20 000 syringes.
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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, David Musabayana, who was accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro, handed over the consignment to Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations Honorable Netumbo Nandi-ndaitwa.
Among the consignment donated was also personal protective equipment (PPE) which include sanitisers, masks and face shields as well as medical supplies manufactured by local companies and universities.
Namibia has set a target of inoculating 1.5 million eligible Namibians, or 60 per cent of the population, by 31 March next year.