Solidarity with neighbors: Senegal donates 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Gambia

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:-Senegal has donated 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to The Gambia as a show of solidarity with its neighbor.

Last month, Senegalese President Macky Sall, offered 20,000 doses of a Chinese-made vaccine to show “solidarity” with his “neighbours” in The Gambia and Guinea Bissau after securing 200,000 doses from China.

President Sall on Thursday sent a special delegation to The Gambia to deliver the vaccines to President Adama Barrow.

Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmadou Samateh and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara accompanied the delegation to the Presidency.

Speaking to the press corps after a closed door meeting with the President, the head of the delegation Dr. Annetta Seck Ndiaye said they came to deliver 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to The Gambia as President Macky Sall’s continued efforts to cement the relationship with The Gambia.

She thanked President Barrow for the warm reception and said the donation of the vaccines further reiterates the strength of the relationship between the two countries.

Health Minister Samateh expressed his delight and appreciation to President Macky Sall and the government of Senegal, adding that the vaccines came at a time when the country continues the fight against the pandemic.

According to him, the 10,000 vaccine doses which will cater for 5000 individuals, shows the collective effort both countries have in the fight to eliminate the virus.

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