Zimbabwe receives first batch of Covid 19 vaccines, vaccinations starts this week president says


Zimbabwe has received its first batch of Covid19 vaccines.

The vaccines according to the President’s tweets arrived from China, Russia, India, and the UK.

This was made known on Monday, February 15 by  President  Emmerson Mnangagwa.


President Mnangagwa in his tweet revealed that the country will commence COVID-19 vaccination this week.


He tweeted;


“The first batch of vaccines for Zimbabwe has been successfully delivered. We start vaccinating Zimbabweans this week!

“The faster our country is protected against this virus, the faster Zimbabwe’s economy can flourish.”


Zimbabwe Health Ministry had earlier on Friday said it will begin its Covid-19 vaccination campaign this week. The ministry said it expects to take delivery of the first shipment of 800,000 vaccine doses, 200,000 of which were donated by the Chinese government.