The well being minister additionally introduced that Senegal is negotiating with Russia to purchase the Sputnik V vaccine. In March, the nation can be anticipating to get almost 1.three million vaccine doses by means of the World Well being Group’s COVAX initiative.

As a gesture of “solidarity,” the minister stated Senegal will share 10% of the 200,000 Sinopharm doses with neighboring international locations Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

“Senegal is considered one of seven international locations -among the 54 international locations of the African continent- to start out the vaccination in opposition to COVID-19, the minister stated.

As of Tuesday, Senegal, a rustic of 16 million, has registered greater than 33,000 circumstances of COVID-19 and 814 deaths, in response to the African Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

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