50,000 doses of Indigenous COVID-19 vaccines reach Jamaica

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New Delhi : First delivery of indigenous COVID19 vaccines to Jamaica has been completed by India. The 50,000 doses of vaccines to fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), donated by the Government of India, reached Jamaica on Monday (March 8), at the Norman Manley International Airport.

Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, accepted the vaccines from India’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Rungsung Masakui.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness also expects some 14,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on or before March 11. Starting in April, under the African Medical Supply platform, another 1.8 million doses are to be supplied to Jamaica.

The Jamaican Government had previously also announced that they have the resources to secure vaccines for some two million Jamaicans.

Jamaica reported 878 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

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