Luanda – Angola received, this Sunday, 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19, as part of the ongoing vaccination process in the country.

According to the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, this is a consignment acquired by the government to reinforce the individual and collective protection measures of the citizens.

“We must fully comply with simple measures, such as wearing the mask correctly, washing hands frequently, avoiding gatherings, promoting distancing between people, because we have community circulation of the virus at national level,” warned Silvia Lutucuta.

Silvia Lutucuta announced the arrival, in the next few days, of another 480,000 doses of vaccine from Sinopharm.

She appealed to the population aged 18 or over to go to the vaccination posts closest to their area of residence because the vaccine is free and safe.

According to the Cabinet minister, the government vaccination target is to immunized at least 60 per cent of the eligible population, a total of 15.8 million people.

Since the beginning of the vaccination process in March this year, more than 2 million Angolans have already been vaccinated.

AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik and Johnson& Johnson vaccines are being administered in the country.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

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