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After Lebanon, China donates to Iraq 50 thousand doses of Covid-19 vaccine

On Tuesday dawn, 50 thousand doses of Coronavirus vaccine arrived to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as a gift from the Chinese government.

According to media sources, an Iraqi military plane arrived from China carrying 50,000 doses of (Sinopharma) vaccine as a gift from China, provided that Iraq would receive other paid payments.

Iraqi Health Minister Hassan Al-Tamimi said during a press conference at Baghdad International Airport: "It was agreed with the Chinese ambassador to Iraq to supply two million doses of (Sinopharma) vaccine in an urgent manner."

Earlier, the Chinese ambassador to Lebanon, Wang Qijian, tweeted that “at the request of the Lebanese side, the Chinese government decided to donate 50,000 doses of  “Sinopharm” vaccine to Lebanon to help it fight the Corona epidemic.”

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The Ministry of Health continues giving Covid-19 vaccine to frontline health workers

The Ministry of Health continues for the second day to administer the "Covid 19" vaccine to health cadres who work on the frontlines within the health centers for treating "Covid 19" patients in different governorates.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Hassan Muhammad Al-Ghobash, stated to SANA that the most vulnerable groups, who work in isolation centers, are currently being vaccinated, and the priority will be given for the elderly age group due to the limited supplies.

WHO: Less than 10 percent of the world's population has acquired immunity to Corona

Geneva (ST): The World Health Organization has announced that less than 10 percent of the world's population has acquired immunity to the Coronavirus.

During an interview with the WHO chief scientist  Sumaya Sfaminan, broadcast on Twitter today, she said that the WHO is following studies analyzing hotspots of the virus in some cities of the world and although there are research results showing that more than half of the population of some cities has acquired immunity against the virus, but it is premature to talk about herd immunity.

Corona virus kills more than two million 542 thousand people around the world

Capitals (ST): The Corona virus has killed more than two million 542 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019 according to the latest statistics of the American World Meters site.

According to the site, the total number of Corona infections around the world has so far reached 114658204, and the total death cases resulting from the virus reached 2542373, while the total cases of recovery from the virus reached 90179044 cases.

Syria to start giving COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers as of next week

The Minister of Health Hassan Al-Ghabbash on Thursday announced that the ministry will start giving COVID-19 vaccine to members of the medical staff, who are in the front lines of treating coronavirus-infected patients, as of next week in different Syrian provinces.

In a press conference, Al-Ghabbash said that “after receiving the vaccine from a friendly country and under direct instructions by President Bashar Al-Assad, the ministry will start vaccinating the frontline healthcare workers, particularly those who enter isolation rooms” pointing out that the confirmed coronavirus infection rate among these workers is 3.6%.

Dr. Al-Ghabbash explained that the aim of starting to provide the vaccine to healthcare workers is to protect them and their families from infection so that they continue to provide necessary healthcare in the best possible way.

He affirmed that despite the harsh conditions, the unfair siege and the limited capabilities, the ministry managed to control the health damage that resulted from the COVID-19 epidemic that hit the whole world and negatively affected the economic, social and health situation in many developed countries.