RAMALLAH, Saturday, March 27, 2021 (WAFA) – Health Minister Mai Alkaila said today that Palestine is expecting to receive 125,000 new doses of the coronavirus vaccines in the coming days.
She said in a statement that 100,000 of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, donation of the Chinese government, and another 25,000 doses of the British AstraZeneca vaccine, the first batch of the vaccine purchased by the government from the manufacturers, will arrive in Palestine in few days.
Alkaila said the Palestinian government has allocated $12 million from its budget to buy the coronavirus vaccines.
Agreements were reached with some companies to transfer money to them in order to reserve and ship the vaccine to allow the corona vaccination rollout started last week to continue uninterrupted.
Palestine received last week 62,000 doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines from the international COVAX global group.
The Health Minister said yesterday that 16262 people have so far been vaccinated in the West Bank and 17272 in the Gaza Strip.
Total coronavirus cases in Palestine since the outbreak of the virus in March of last year and until yesterday has reached 261901 cases and 2787 deaths. Total recoveries has reached 233852 patients.