WORLD Uganda opts for Chinese, British COVID-19 vaccines


Uganda opts for Chinese, British COVID-19 vaccines


10:22, February 05, 2021

KAMPALA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan scientists have advised the government to choose COVID-19 vaccines developed by China's Sinovac and Britain's AstraZeneca, said President Yoweri Museveni late Thursday.

A worker of an intercity bus company measures temperatures of passengers as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Namirembe Bus Park in Kampala, Uganda, on June 04, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

"When we analyzed, for us we have decided to go for the one of Oxford-AstraZeneca and the one of the Chinese. The others we are still studying," said Museveni in a televised speech.

The president said the country will soon receive 3.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX facility and had ordered 18 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.

"I continue to appeal to everybody to continue to observe the guidelines and these precautions about the coronavirus. The crisis might be coming to an end," said Museveni.

As of Wednesday, Uganda registered 39,735 COVID-19 cases with 14,310 recoveries and 327 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

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