Sudan Receives 357,000 AstraZeneca Doses

By Khartoum - Asharq Al-Awsat
Workers prepare oxygen cylinders for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients inside the Sudanese Liquid Gas Company in Khartoum, Sudan, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudan has received more than 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, as a grant from Germany.

The doses will be distributed to all states of Sudan.

A representative of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Khaled Badreddin Fadlallah, affirmed receiving 357,600 doses as part of a previous grant from Germany to Sudan to address the pandemic.

He confirmed that the vaccine is safe and effective and does not cause any complications.

Dr. Fadlallah called on the public to visit the vaccination centers that operate throughout the day, explaining that the ministry has so far distributed more than 150,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine, 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca jab, and 28,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine.

German Ambassador to Sudan Thomas Terstegen pointed out that the grant of vaccines comes within the framework of the assistance provided by Germany to Sudan and reflects the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Sudan’s health authorities urged on Sunday citizens to adhere to the precautionary measures.

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