Four other African countries receive Covid-19 vaccines
Kinshasa, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Four other African countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Angola, Gambia and Kenya received the first supplies of anti-Covid-19 vaccines through Covax initiative, according to reports from the World Organization of the Health (WHO).
Media in the DRC highlighted the arrival on Tuesday of 1.7 million doses to Kinshasa, which was an initial shipment.
Health workers, people aged 55 years and older, and those suffering from chronic diseases such as chronic kidney failure, high blood pressure and diabetes will have priority, the plan announced by the government stated.
On its Twitter account, the WHO Regional Office for Africa also notified that some 624,000 doses of the vaccine were supplied on Tuesday to Angola, where frontline health workers and vulnerable groups at high risk of contracting the disease will be prioritized, the international agency remarked.
According to WHO, Kenya has already received one million doses, while the initial supply for Gambia was 36,000 shots, which in the opinion of the organization, it represents 'a giant step' towards the objective of guaranteeing an equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across the world.
In recent days, other African nations, such as Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast, received similar benefits, the agency belonging to the United Nations system confirmed.
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