China gives 200,000 doses of one of its COVID-19 vaccines to Cameroon

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Cameroon has received a donation of 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Chinese firm Sinopharm, Cameroonian state television announced on Sunday.

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The 200,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine will be used to launch the first phase of a vaccination plan by administering them in two injections to 100,000 people.

“The government encourages the populations and in particular the priority targets […] to be vaccinated when the time comes, ”the Minister of Health, Malachie Manaouda, wrote in a statement on April 9.

Cameroon, a country of approximately 26 million inhabitants, is officially one of the most affected in Africa by the epidemic, with 61,700 cases recorded for 919 deaths.

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, bordering Cameroon, have received doses of Sinopharm and have already launched their vaccination campaign.