(Last Updated on February 19, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – India has committed to donating 75 000 doses of vaccine to Zimbabwe, according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
In a social media post, Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was grateful for this gesture from India.
“We are grateful to our Indian friends for committing to donate 75,000 COVID vaccines & for the opportunity to buy more moving forward. We are working tirelessly to obtain sufficient vaccines so we can overcome this virus & revive our economy @PMOIndia @MEAIndia @IndiainZimbabwe,” said Mnangagwa.
The country on Monday received another donation of 200 000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China and officially launched its vaccination programme on Thursday which will be targeting frontline workers.
Zimbabwe has already purchased another 600000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China scheduled to arrive in the country sometime in March.
The government is targeting to inoculate 10 million citizens to achieve herd immunity.
President Mnangagwa said the country will be procuring more vaccines from various countries such as the United Kingdom, Russia and India.