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N. Macedonia to sign deal with China's Sinofarm for delivery of COVID-19 vaccine

N. Macedonia to sign deal with China's Sinofarm for delivery of COVID-19 vaccine Bradley Howard/CC BY 2.0

SKOPJE (North Macedonia), February 8 (SeeNews) - North Macedonia will sign a deal with China's Sinopharm on Monday for the delivery of 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the company, health minister Venko Filipce said.

The health authorities plan to start the COVID-19 immunisation of North Macedonia's population with the Chinese vaccine soon, Filipce told a news conference streamed on the government's Youtube channel on Saturday.

Filipce didi not provide further details.

Under the government's immunisation plan, some 2,000-2,500 people a day will receive the Sinopharm vaccine at the COVID-19 vaccination points. Health care workers will be the first ones to receive the jab, followed by people over the age of 70. 

North Macedonia has confirmed a total of 94,798 COVID-19 cases and 2,924 associated deaths as of Sunday.

 

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