WORLD Cameroon says administers 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including over half from China

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Cameroon says administers 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including over half from China

Xinhuanet.com

14:06, May 08, 2021

China's Sinopharm vaccines are seen at an airport in Yaounde, Cameroon, April 11, 2021. (File photo: Xinhua)

Some 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Cameroon since mid-April, health minister Manaouda Malachie said on Friday.

These included 23,882 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine and 16,089 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine administered as of Thursday in the central African nation, the minister said on social media.

"Government is encouraging the target populations to be vaccinated for collective protection," he said.

On Tuesday, Manaouda told a cabinet meeting that the COVID-19 situation, which had witnessed an upsurge, was now stable following the vaccination campaign, which was launched on April 12, shortly after Cameroon received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government.

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