COVID-19: Malawi to introduce Moderna, Sinovac

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In addition to Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson, Malawi will also introduce two more new vaccines to boost the country’s response to the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 Co-Chairperson Khumbize Chiponda announced the introduction of the new vaccines Moderna and Sinovac during a media briefing in Lilongwe.

The development has widened the country’s options in its fight against the global pandemic

Meanwhile, Malawi’s consignment containing 300,000 doses of Pfizer which was expected to arrive on 15th April, 2021 is on the sea coming.

The Sinovac vaccine: To beef up Malawi's COVID-19 response 

It was earlier announced that it will arrive in the country at the beginning of August.

Despite the current surge in Coronavirus infections, the Taskforce says schools will remain open.

During the briefing it was revealed that K80 million has been allocated to the Malawi Police Service to enable it strictly enforce preventive measures both in rural and urban areas.

In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered 427 new COVID-19 cases, 173 recoveries and 13 new deaths.