Morocco obtained 65 million doses of the Coronavirus vaccine from China and the United Kingdom, as it plans to immunize 80 percent of its adult population.
Moroccan officials said the Chinese Sinopharm and Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccines are preparing to launch a vaccination program against COVID-19. The Associated Press I mentioned Friday.
Health Minister Khaled Ait Taleb made the announcement for the first time at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.
On Friday, the Ministry of Health said the country had not received vaccinations yet.
Mustafa Naji Moulay, head of the virology department at Hassan II University in Casablanca and a member of the governmental scientific committee for COVID-19, said that the organizers are reviewing the documentation of the Sinopharma vaccine, and the vaccination program is expected to start in the coming days. AP.
Morocco aims to vaccinate 25 million of the country’s 36 million people free of charge on the orders of King Mohammed VI, the Associated Press reported. The country will first provide vaccines for medical workers, public authorities, security services, education workers, and people suffering from chronic diseases.
Morocco has recorded the second largest number of coronavirus cases in Africa, after South Africa. Morocco has recorded 428,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths, according to data it has collected Johns Hopkins University.