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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Government to consider Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

Headlines Government to consider Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

Government will consider adding Chine’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to its basket of vaccines to ensure adequate doses for the eligible population in Zambia.

This follows World Health Organisation (WHO) approval of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine and added it to the list of vaccines, which is a prerequisite for a potential COVAX roll-out.

Minister of Health Jonas Chanda says Sinopharm is in use in over 100 countries with millions of people vaccinated and it is a safe and efficacious vaccine.

Dr Chanda expressed delight to note that great improvement in the flight concerning the COVID-19 vaccination uptake by Zambians especially the frontline workers.

‘’We are elated to see many ordinary people including our service providers in our markets and bus stations follow their leaders in accessing the COVID-19 vaccine, ’’ he said.

Dr Chanda indicated that in the last 24 hours 5,787 persons have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca-vaccine bringing the total of all vaccinated so far against COVID-19 to 77,348.

He further urged all the political parties to be a part of the positive response in tandem with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines to ensure safety from COVID-19 before, during and after elections and indeed any other incidences as the country goes into the campaigns and elections processes.

“We are elated to report the positive receipt of COVID-19 guidelines by the different parties after a team of technical experts from the Ministry of Health Headquarters and Zambia National Public Health Institute participated in the Electoral Commission of Zambia led engagement with the political party leaders and other related stakeholders,” Dr Chanda said.

He further disclosed that in the last 24hours Zambia reported 53 new confirmed COVID-19 cases out of 4,325 tests conducted bring the cumulative number of confirmed cases recorded to date to 92,057.

“Currently there are 33 patients admitted to our isolation facilities in the country. Among these 30 are on Oxygen therapy of whom 3 are in critical condition and the country has recorded one COVID-19 related death bringing the cumulative of death recorded to 1,257 to date,” Dr Chanda said.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s do it and get rid of this virus in Zambia once and for all. We don’t want excuses from that arrogant loser hh in August when he loses claiming that its because of covid. We want to beat him in day light. There is no room for tribalism in Zambia that is why our people have rejected him over 5 times. My *** brothers and sisters, if you genuinely do not support tribalism then denounce that f00l hh

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  2. Much as I do not sympathise with any of these vaccines, I think it’s the right strategy to place a variety of them in the basket. I may not be a medical expert but looking at the figures in Zambia, I’m still very much sure that the situation would have been controlled simply by therapy without rolling out any vaccines.

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  3. Is it for African countries only as i
    Have not heard of it in uk or usa.
    I would only approve if the western powers start using it.

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  4. I wonder if they can roll out a vaccine against corruption and abuse of office.

    That is the primary vaccine we need.

  5. They have no care for their people …and the Chinks will give you vaccines to finish you off so that when they come to take all the land there won’t be anyone.

  6. Before trying different vaccines, make sure you have adequate dose of the first vaccine that is being given to the people right now for their second dose. Not the first dose to be Astra zeneca then later the second dose you give the Chinese just because you ran out of the Astra zeneca. It makes the whole vaccination exercise futile then.

  7. CONSIDERING HA HA HA …… ITS FREE IF WE TAKE IT AND THERE WILL BE A THANKYOU TO PF FROM CHINA
    MORE ENPOWERMENT COMING YOUR WAY SOON ……. WATER NAPPIES COOL DRINKS ETC ETC

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  8. I have taken the SinoPharm and feel great no side effects like others
    Take it is my advice ?

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  9. UK has ordered 60 million of Pfizer vaccine for Autumn. Even though 50 million have been vaccinated with the first dose. Almost 10 million have been vaccinated with the second dose

    This just shows more doses will be needed to racks this disease.

    As usual Zambia will be begging whilst lungu and his minions will be stealing.

  10. Chanda is “delighted” with the uptake of the vaccine. But only 77,000 people have received one of the two doses, that’s less than 1% of the population! WOW! We are impressed! NOT! And with less than 2500 doses left, they don’t even have enough for the second dose!

  11. Scouser so what? There is nothing special about your British imperial masters. The only hopeless beggar is you who has moved to to be an asylum there abroad and yet I can put my life on it, you have not even had your vaccine. Your family in village here will get vaccine before you. You might even die as we hear there abroad you blacks are disproportionately affected by covid.

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  12. PF Don’t do this. !!!

    The Director of the China Centers for Disease Control, { Gao Fu } at a conference last week on Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu conceded that the vaccine is not effective.

    China has failed to provide the correct Afficacy percentage level or its effectiveness.

    The whole world has problems with the Chinese vaccine because of failure to share the correct data.

    Why would you want to do this ???

    Up to date WHO / World Health Organisation has failed to get correct data from China about the vaccine.

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  13. Ba reporter you should tell us which vaccines are accepted and are in Zambia instead of just telling us that “Government will consider adding Chine’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to its basket of vaccines” Elyo astrazeneca is a very unaccepted vaccine in many countries around the world including nearby South Africa. You must tell your audience this.

  14. BRITISH IMPERIAL MASTERS ??? WHO LEFT YOU A VIABLE CONCERN WHICH YOU DESTR0YED
    YET YOU STILL BEG FROM THEM ?/
    GET LOST STR0LL

  15. Buck teeth lungu – And you think the effects are supposed to be short term? Really laughable …no wonder alot of people died from working with asbestos roofing.

  16. Ba reporter you should tell us which vaccines are accepted and are in Zambia instead of just telling us that “Government will consider adding China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to its basket of vaccines” Elyo astrazeneca is a very unaccepted vaccine in many countries around the world including nearby South Africa. You must tell your audience this.

  17. I would risk having a blood clot than taking this Chinese vaccine…..kikiki

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