More than 600 thousand drugs for coronavirus were delivered to the capital. First of all, doctors and people at risk will be vaccinated.
The first batch of coronavirus vaccine under the COVAX program has been delivered to Angola. 624 thousand doses of the drug were brought to the capital of the country Luanda by plane, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa said.
The country, the first in southern Africa, to receive the European vaccine AstraZeneca.
The Angolan authorities said they would, first of all, vaccinate health workers and the most vulnerable groups of the population.
The first batch is enough to complete the first phase of mass vaccination by 10%.
Angola is home to 33.5 million people.
According to WHO, African states will receive 600 million doses of coronavirus vaccine free of charge under the COVAX program.
Earlier it was reported that the first COVAX vaccine against coronavirus in the world was given to the President of Ghana. The 76-year-old head of state stressed that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.