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Mauritius receives 50 000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines from South Africa

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Mauritius has received a donation of 50 000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines through the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) Facility from the Republic of South Africa.

A symbolical handing over ceremony was held on September 21, in presence of the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr. Alan Ganoo and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of South Africa in Mauritius, Ms. Mbali Magagula.

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Jagutpal, was also present on the occasion.

Minister Alan Ganoo extended his appreciation to the Government of the Republic of South Africa for the generous donation of vaccines as well as to Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa, African Union Champion for the COVID-19 and Chairman of the AVATT for his tireless efforts towards vaccine strategy and acquisition.

Health Minister Dr Kailesh Jagutpal expressed gratitude to South Africa and stated that the country has also assisted Mauritius in the sequencing of positive cases as well as in the calibration of laboratory equipment.

Ms. Mbali Magagula highlighted that it is a privilege for South Africa to hand over the vaccines to Mauritius.

Original article at GIS

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