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COVID-19: Mozambique receives first batch of vaccines from China

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A batch of COVID-19 vaccines donated by China arrived in Maputo on Wednesday to help Mozambique fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines received by the country.

Speaking after a delivery ceremony at the airport, Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario praised China’s role in fighting the pandemic and thanked the Chinese people for the friendship.

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Do Rosario added that “the rapid availability of vaccines against COVID-19 reflects the commitment and determination’’ of both the Chinese and Mozambican governments in guaranteeing people’s well-being.

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According to him, the vaccination plan will prioritise high-risk groups, including health professionals and more details will be shared in due course by the Ministry of Health.

Calling the COVID-19 pandemic “the common enemy of humanity”, Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique, Wang Hejun, said the vaccine is a powerful weapon to fight the coronavirus.

Hejun added that Mozambique is among the first countries in Africa where vaccines are made available.

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