Mozambique has joined the list of early receivers of the Covid-19 vaccine in Africa, as it acquired its first batch of 200,000 doses of the Sinophram vaccine from the Chinese government.
The country’s Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, who received the vaccines at the Maputo International Airport on Wednesday, said his government was working on getting more of the vaccines.
Mozambique’s vaccination drive will prioritise high-risk groups, like the estimated 60,000 health workers.
The country reported the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of this year on Wednesday when two male patients aged between 57 and 58 died, bringing the total number of fatalities to 608.
Meanwhile, the country has so far recorded 56,920 cases since the pandemic started.