Gaza receives second shipment of COVID vaccines from UAE

Gaza receives second shipment of COVID vaccines from UAE
File photo shows Palestinians unloading a batch of the first shipment of the coronavirus disease vaccines, in Gaza City Feb. 17, 2021. (Reuters)
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Updated 16 March 2021

Gaza receives second shipment of COVID vaccines from UAE

Gaza receives second shipment of COVID vaccines from UAE

DUBAI: The UAE has sent a shipment of about 38,700 coronavirus vaccine doses to the Gaza Strip, state-run news agency WAM reported on Monday.
The Palestinian Health Ministry received the shipment of Russian-made Sputnik V doses through the Rafah crossing with Egypt, the statement said. 
The Palestinian health ministry welcomed the UAE’s assistance, which it said “strengthens health measures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gaza Strip.” 
The ministry also thanked all those who contributed to facilitating the arrival of the shipment to the Gaza Strip.
This is second shipment delivered by the UAE to Gaza after initially sending 20,000 vaccines in February.