U.S government donates 286,650 doses to Somalia in the fight against COVID-19.
The US government has on Wednesday donated nearly 300, 00 0 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to the Somali government in its effort to reinforce in the combat against the novel coronavirus they I'd continuing to wreak havoc across the globe. The U.S. embassy in Mogadishu in a statement announced the delivery of 286,650 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 had arrived in the country under the WHO-run COVAX facility. "This shipment is part of our commitment to lead the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate the global vaccine distribution as the world’s largest single donor to COVAX,” said the Embassy. This is fifth shipment to Somalia by the U.S since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the Horn of Africa Nation in 2020. Reuters COVID-19 Tracker says that Somalia is reports 2 new infections on average each day, 1% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on February 1. There have been 26,535 infections and 1,361 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began. According to the World Health Organization Somalia, from 3 January 2020 to 4:22pm CEST, 25 May 2022, there have been 26,535 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,361 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 17 May 2022, a total of 2,712,296 vaccine doses have been administered.