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Guinea launches initial phase of vaccination for coronavirus


CONAKRY, #Guinea (AP) – #Guinea has launched an experimental phase of coronavirus inoculations with the #Russian #Sputnik V vaccine, beginning with government officials, authorities said #Thursday.

#Guinea ordered only 55 doses of the #Russian vaccine, said #Dr. #Sakoba #Keita, director general of the #National #Health #Security #Agency.

“We request a small amount of the vaccine, 55 doses to be exact. #It is the beginning of an order, ”said #Keita. “Yesterday we vaccinated 25 senior state officials in this pilot phase. There are 30 doses left and we are going to continue with the vaccination ”.

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#Guinea is one of the first #African nations to vaccinate its officials.


#Defense #Minister #Mohamed #Diane was the first to receive the vaccine. #He was shown on national television on #Wednesday receiving the vaccine, followed by other cabinet ministers.

#General #Bourema #Condé, #Minister of #Territorial #Administration and #Decentralization, spoke after receiving the #Russian vaccine.

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“This new vaccine is a strong sign. #This sign shows the strong will of the president. #Today is a sampling and sampling ”, he said. “The president wants all #Guineans to be in good health in relation to this pandemic.”

#Amadou #Damaro #Camara, president of the #National #Assembly, was vaccinated.

“#We are the guinea pigs,” he said of the first doses of the vaccines.

“#It is a concern of the government to want to combat this disease and we are very happy about it,” he said. “#We hope that this vaccination will be extended to the rest of the population and will be the beginning of the eradication of this disease.”

#Tibou #Camara, #Minister of #Industry, also spoke on television after being vaccinated.

“The #Guinean population should be congratulated and should celebrate at a time when the vaccine is coveted and not accessible in many countries and our country is a beneficiary,” he said.

#Russia does business in #Guinea, a country known for its bauxite reserves.

#Russian #President #Vladimir #Putin was among the first world leaders to congratulate #Guinea #President #Alpha #Conde after he won a controversial third term in office in a violently contested election in #October.



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