Jordan receives half-a-million Sinopharm vaccines donated by China

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AMMAN — Jordan received Thursday a shipment of 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by China.

The initiative reflects the robustness of the historical and strategic partnership between Jordan and China in all fields, especially in health care, said Firas Hawari, Minister of Health during a ceremony at the Sports City's vaccination center, in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador Chen Chuandong.اضافة اعلان

He said that this donation will support the national immunization campaign, which targets citizens, residents and refugees, thanking the Chinese envoy for his government's generous donation and support to Jordan, most notably in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chinese Ambassador said that the collaboration between Jordan and China in tackling the pandemic reflects the profound friendship between the two countries, and has boosted confidence and strengthened resolve to defeat the virus. "The vaccination center where we are is a small example of our joint efforts in fighting the pandemic," Chuandong said.

He highlighted that Jordan played an active role in in the clinical trial of the Sinopharm vaccine and was among the first countries to grant approval for its emergency use.

Chuandong said that many Jordanians have taken Sinopharm jabs, adding that it was a "vote of confidence in the Chinese vaccine." He also lauded the Jordanian government's efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

Under the personal guidance of His Majesty King Abdullah II, and with concerted efforts of all quarters of society, Jordan has made encouraging achievements in containing the pandemic, the envoy pointed out. "A very important aspect is the national vaccination campaign, which builds an immune barrier and protects people's health and safety," the ambassador said.

He also indicated that the epidemiological situation in Jordan is under control and that economic recovery is on track and society is going back to normal.

"I would like to express, on behalf of the Chinese Government, our heartfelt thanks to the government of Jordan, especially the Ministry of Health, for facilitating inoculation of Chinese nationals and students in Jordan and treating those who contracted COVID-19," Chuandong said.

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