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Thu - 15 Apr 2021 - 01:55 AM ،،،

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 Ministry of Public Health and Population launched on Wednesday, the distribution of 360,000 coronavirus vaccines to 13 government-held governorates, state news agency Saba reported.

The doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine arrived two weeks ago by plane at Aden, part of a consignment from the global COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme expected to total 1.9 million doses this year, COVAX said.

The COVAX vaccines will be free, and distributed across the country, a spokesman for the government’s health ministry said last week, confirming more shots would arrive in May.

“The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine doses is a critical moment for Yemen,” said UNICEF Representative Philippe Duamelle. “Yemen now has the capacity to protect those most at risk, including health workers, so that they can safely continue to provide life-saving interventions for children and families,” he added.

The supreme national emergency committee for coronavirus reported on Wednesday, 75 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the death of 10 patients. The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the liberated areas of Yemen has reached 5,582, including 1,083 deaths.