Coronavirus: Serbia receives 1 million doses of Chinese vaccine

Serbia received one million doses of the coronovirus vaccine from the Chinese giant Sinopharm on Saturday (16 January), announced by Alexander Vušić, President of Serbia. The country is also awaiting delivery of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

The country of 7 million residents began its vaccination campaign on 24 December, becoming the third country in Europe to have started vaccinating its population after the United Kingdom and Switzerland with 5,000 doses of the vaccine. American-German Pfizer-BioNtech.

“A million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine have arrived in Serbia,” Alexander Vucic said in an Instagram post that he appeared posing next to the plane that had the Chinese vaccine.

“We are proud of our friendship with China,” he said, adding that he hopes to be able to get a dose of this vaccine soon, when already about 20,500 people are part of the health workforce and retirement homes. In the elderly people have been vaccinated across the country.

Serbian officials said that before the vaccination campaign with the Sinopharm vaccine could continue, the country’s authorities would have to give it official authorization.

Serbia, which is not part of the European Union, but which has applied to join the European Union, is as close to China as it is to Russia, which should also provide it with a dose of Sputnik V vaccine. Thank you for your relationship. Serbia can claim to be one of the only countries when it will move towards vaccination of its population without hesitation when other states are still waiting for delivery of their vaccines or trying to obtain them Huh.

The Sinopharma laboratory announced an efficacy of 79% for its anti-Kovid vaccine on 30 December, becoming the first Chinese laboratory to communicate statistics on the effectiveness of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

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