The official spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abd Al-Aali, explained that there are more than 350 centers to receive the vaccine in the Kingdom, indicating that more than 885 thousand beneficiaries received a dose of the vaccine. As Iraq arrived, a shipment of “Sinopharma” vaccine arrived, Algeria announced that it was proceeding with a project to produce the “Sputnik-V” vaccine on its soil.
Al-Abd al-Aali indicated that the ministry is continuously following the curve of Coronavirus infections in the Kingdom, indicating that the epidemiological curve is undergoing a fluctuating phase.
He stressed during the regular press conference on the developments of “Corona”, today, Tuesday, that there are no special precautions after taking the vaccine, except for adherence to preventive precautions. He also stressed not to be swept away by false information, stressing that “human souls are not a field of fame or ridicule.”
“Sinopharm” for Iraq
Today, Iraq received the first batch of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, which includes 50,000 doses as a donation from China. An Iraqi military transport plane carrying the first batch of “Sinopharm” landed at Baghdad International Airport late yesterday evening. “Today, the first meal (the batch) is the fruit of efforts with the Chinese side, this is a grant from China,” Iraqi Health Minister Hassan Al-Tamimi said while receiving the shipment. There will also be other meals. We also have an agreement with Sinopharma to supply two million doses, which will also be supplied in stages according to the possibility of production.
He added, “We have requested, urgently and urgently, to send this grant in coordination with the Chinese embassy in Baghdad as well as the Iraqi embassy in Beijing .. God willing, large quantities of the vaccine will arrive in the coming days, and cover all target groups.”
Iraqi hospitals began vaccinating against the virus, hours after the arrival of the “Sinopharm” vaccine. Today, the state-run Al-Iraqiya TV stated that the Corona vaccination process began in Baghdad. And the Director General of Al-Karkh Health, Dr. Jasb Latif Al-Hijami, in a video clip, said that the first dose of “Sinopharm” was received by a pharmacist, Abdul Rahman, affiliated with the Dar Al-Salam Hospital designated for treating Corona patients, affiliated with Al-Karkh Health.
Vaccines for Tunisia
In Tunisia, the director of basic health care and a member of the vaccination committee, Ahlam Qazara, said today, that 30,000 doses of the vaccine will arrive in Tunisia within the next week. She confirmed to the national radio that 15 thousand people will benefit from the vaccinations of these doses that Tunisia will receive, stressing that the priority of vaccinations will be allocated to workers in the health sector, the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
In Algeria, the director of control at the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industries, Bashir Allouache, revealed that the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industries is in the process of putting final touches with the Russian partner to produce the “Sputnik-V” vaccine, pointing out that there are projects that will soon see the light to produce strategic drugs to reduce the import bill.
Alwash said that the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industries has taken all necessary measures to facilitate the entry into force of the project to produce the “Sputnik-V” vaccine.