“I want to call on the people of Guinea to respond massively to this donation to protect ourselves, our families and our businesses,” said the Guinean doctor.
Magda Robalo, who is responsible for the entity coordinating the fight against COVID-19 in Guinea-Bissau, spoke to reporters after receiving 302,400 doses of Janssen vaccine, donated by the United States under the Kovacs Mechanism, to boost vaccination across the country. parents.
Vaccine doses of 302,400 doses will allow the vaccination to be extended to the entire national territory.
Janessen vaccines will be immediately introduced into the national vaccination campaign and administered in communities and health districts across the country.
“I want to ask the Guinean people to protect themselves from Covid-19. We are facing a very strong third wave, worse than the second, in terms of deaths and the number of cases,” warned Magda Rubalo.
According to the latest data from the High Commissioner, Guinea-Bissau records a cumulative total of 4,702 cases and 79 deaths.
The Covid-19 epidemic has killed at least 4,268,017 worldwide, among more than 200.8 million cases of the new coronavirus, since the World Health Organization discovered the disease in China in late December 2019, according to AFP’s latest budget based on official data. .
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.