20 Apr 200,000 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Equatorial Guinea
The Government of Equatorial Guinea, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, received on April 19, 2021 a second batch with 200,000 vaccines against COVID-19, from the People’s Republic of China. A gesture that confirms the commitment and friendship between both countries.
This second shipment of vaccines will reinforce the national vaccination campaign that is being developed in the insular and continental regions, in the established points, health centers, district councils, authorized private clinics and field hospitals. To date, a total of 37,194 people have been vaccinated in our country, of which 11,393 are contacts, 1,834 with comorbidities, 4,416 health workers, 6,303 security personnel and 21,808 people from other professions.
“Equatorial Guinea is on track to reach its goal of vaccinating more than 80% of the population to achieve immunity and interrupt the spread of the virus and restore normalcy in our country,” declared the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Diosdado Vicente Nsue Milang.
Consolidated bilateral relations
The first batch with a total of 100,000 doses arrived on February 10, 2021, within the framework of the 50th Anniversary of bilateral relations between Equatorial Guinea and the People’s Republic of China. Our country became one of the first in Africa to acquire a vaccine against COVID-19. After the terrible events that occurred on March 7 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea once again received the solidarity of the Asian country with a second batch consisting of 20,000 doses.