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Tunisia expects COVID-19 vaccines from GAVI alliance mid-February -minister

PUBLISHED: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:31:22 GMT

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TUNIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Tunisia expects to receive four million free doses of COVID-19 vaccine through the Geneva-based GAVI vaccine alliance from mid-February, Health Minister Fouzi Mehdi said on Tuesday.

The doses will be enough to immunise 2 million of Tunisia’s 11.5 million population.

Tunisia become the third country in Africa to approve use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Saturday. (Reporting by Tarek Amara Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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