Guinean President Alpha Conde is one among Africa’s first leaders to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
The 82-year-old was injected with a dose of the Russian sputnik jab on Friday
He took the chance to reaffirm his commitment to making sure that Guineans receive broad vaccination coverage so as to curb the spread of the virus.
The Russian vaccination campaign was launched on 30 December on an experimental basis.
Defence Minister Mohamed Diané, a scientist by training, was the primary to receive the vaccine-
Guinea also learned in the week that the covax initiative, which ensures COVID-19 vaccines to all countries – was getting to deliver the promised doses before expected.
After first talking about the end of the second quarter, WHO and UNICEF now expect delivery within the next two to 3 weeks.
Guinea has recorded 14,065 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 81 deaths.
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