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China to Give Lebanon 50,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

China to Give Lebanon 50,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Monday, 1 March, 2021 - 18:00
Lebanon launched its inoculation drive last month after receiving its first shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. (AP)

China will donate 50,000 shots of its Sinopharm vaccine to Lebanon, its ambassador tweeted on Monday as the crisis-hit country fights a COVID-19 outbreak that has killed nearly 4,700 people.


Lebanon, deep in the throes of a financial crisis, launched its inoculation drive last month after receiving its first shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with aid from the World Bank.


Lebanon has reported 376,938 coronavirus cases, 4,743 deaths and 294,270 recoveries.


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