Zimbabwe has begun vaccinating its health care workers as the country rolls out its COVID-19 inoculation programme.
The southern African nation received its first 200,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine on Monday.
It was one of China’s first shipments of vaccines to Africa, after deliveries to Egypt and Equatorial Guinea.
The Chinese vaccines are just the start of the millions needed for Zimbabwe to vaccinate 10 million people to achieve herd immunity, according to health officials.
Zimbabwe has reported 35,423 cases, including 1,418 deaths, up from the slightly more than 10,000 cases and 277 deaths at the beginning of December.