COVID-19: Morocco receives new batch of over 2 million Sinopharm doses
Morocco received, this Sunday, May 23, more than 2 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine. Two RAM Dreamliner, carrying this new batch, landed in the early afternoon at Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, local media reports.
This shipment follows the 2 million doses of Sinopharm anti-covid vaccine received on Wednesday, May 19, as China keeps its promises and continues the pace of its vaccine deliveries to Morocco.
The increase in the number of doses received was made possible by a change in the packaging of the vaccine vials which now contain two doses instead of one.
With this new delivery, Morocco received a total of 8.5 million doses of vaccines from the Chinese Sinopharm laboratory out of the 40.5 million doses ordered by the kingdom.
These new batches of the Chinese vaccine will allow Morocco to move forward in its national vaccination campaign, which was extended mid-May to people aged between 45 and 50.
The number of totally immunized people in Morocco amounts to 4,817,830, while 7,467,468 people received their first dose, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health on Friday.
Since the first coronavirus case was reported in Morocco in March 2020, the number of contaminations reached 516,812, with recoveries amounting to 505,050, i.e. a cure rate of 97.7%. Fatalities amounted to 9,119.