COVID-19: Zambia receives 228,000 new doses of COVID-19 vaccine from France 


Efforts aimed at fighting the coronavirus  pandemic  has intensified in Zambia as new doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived  in the country on Monday morning.

According to a Zambian, Mr Olivia Hastings, about two million Zambians expect to get vaccinated; however, the United Nations International Children’s Fund, UNICEF has confirmed the arrival of only 228,000 doses.

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A UNICEF report submits that this is a gesture to demonstrate its support to the Zambia national vaccination programme. The doses were received from France.

Zambia had on the 21st of June received 18,000 water containers, 219,400 bars of soap, around 5,000 MHM kits and 22 handwashing stations, as part of COVID-19 support.

This, according to a Zambian report, is a  work to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services for refugees in Zambia.


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