Morocco expects new batches of COVID-19 vaccines to arrive from Russia, South Korea and China soon, allowing it to continue its immunisation rollout despite a pause in exports from India, according to health ministry sources, as reported in This is Money.
The country has already received 8.5 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, made in India, and China’s Sinopharm vaccine.
Health ministry scientific committee member Said Afif said it expects 4.2 million more doses soon. This includes 2 million more Sinopharm doses, 1 million of Russia's Sputnik V shot and another 1.2 million AstraZeneca doses made in South Korea and bought through the Covax vaccine-sharing scheme, he added.
India has put a temporary hold on all major exports of AstraZeneca’s vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India to meet domestic demand as infections rise.
A health ministry source said the shipments are expected in the coming days.