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COVID-19 vaccines reach Sudan and Rwanda through COVAX

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Through the COVAX vaccine facility, Sudan and Rwanda have become the latest countries to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, stated UN agencies.

Overall, 800,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Khartoum as Sudan became the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to receive the vaccine through COVAX. Rwanda received 240,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and expects to receive 102,000 more doses from Pfizer-BioNTech. Both the countries will start the vaccine drive initially targeting essential health workers and vulnerable people.

Julianna Lindsey Children, UNICEF Representative in Rwanda, called it an historic moment, and stated that people across the country can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the nationis moving towards recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic… (UN, March 3, 2021)
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