Bissau, 2 September 2021 (TDI): The freight of Sinopharm vaccine lands in Guinea-Bissau, the latest African country to get Chinese COVID-19 vaccines. The Chinese government has gifted 100,000 doses of vaccines to Guinea-Bissau.
The country’s High Commissioner for COVID-19, Magda Robalo, expressed a great hope to receive another batch of more than two hundred of thousand Sinopharm doses from China. She believes the Chinese doses will help Guinea-Bissau in preventing the further spread of the virus.
China is one of the important partners of COVAX which is co-led by Gavi, the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Under this initiative, China has aided many countries during the pandemic. The vaccines given by China in Africa, have a significant role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.