Afghanistan Ministry of Public health says, the country has received its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine.

The shipment came from India to Afghanistan on Sunday, it carried 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine.

500,000 made in India Covishield vaccine doses are considered a goodwill gesture of the country.

Wahid Majroh, Acting Minister for the MoPH told the media that health workers and frontline workers will be the first individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jabs.

“Senior citizens and patients with chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes will receive the vaccine from this batch in the second phase,” Majroh said.

In the second phase, senior citizens and people with chronic diseases will be immunized against the Coronavirus.

Afghanistan currently has a total of 55,359 COVID-19 cases, 2,413 total deaths, and the total number of recoveries is 48,041. 

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