HARARE — Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Dr. Constantino Chiwenga received a donation of 500 000 Sinopharm vaccine doses from the People’s Republic of China at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday after receiving the vaccines, the Vice President appreciated the donation by the People’s Republic of China.
“I am pleased that to date, Zimbabwe has received a total donation of one million (1 000 000) vaccines from the People’s Republic of China.
“As a Ministry, we applaud the consistency with the People’s Republic of China has complimented our efforts to fight and conquer this dreaded virus.
“Since the devastating pandemic was first reported in this country on 20 March 2020, China has been generously providing both technical and material assistance, to augment our own as a country,” said the Vice President.
The Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Guo Shaochun said that 500, 000 doses received today will be another boost to Zimbabwe’s national vaccination program, protecting more people, bringing more places closer to herd immunity and a normal life as realized in Victoria falls.
“In the face of this pandemic, China and Zimbabwe have fought side by side. From personal protective equipment (PPEs) to public health strategies and to health professionals,” he said.