Hotel staff among pioneer recipients of COVID-19 vaccine

By IGIHE
On 12 March 2021 at 09:26

The Ministry of Health has said that personnel from key hotels in Kigali including those that will accommodate delegates at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) are among groups of people that have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

CHOGM is scheduled in June 2021 in Kigali. Preparations are underway, few months ahead to host delegates attending the meeting initially postponed due to Coronavirus constraints.

The vaccines administered in Rwanda include 240,000 AstraZeneca and 102 960 Pfizer-BioNTech doses distributed through COVAX as well as 50,000 AstraZeneca doses donated by India last week.

Since the vaccination program kicked off on Friday last week, over 230,000 people have been vaccinated.

Other groups of people vaccinated include motorcyclists, health workers, frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19 and elders above 60 among other people with chronic diseases.

In light with ongoing preparations of the 26th CHOGM, Commonwealth Secretary General Patriacia Scotland arrived in Rwanda yesterday for a three-day visit and received updates on the progress of preparations for the meeting.

One of COVID-19 vaccine recipients during inoculation exercise yesterday.
Personnel from key hotels in Kigali including those that will accommodate delegates at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) are among groups of people that have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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