Rwanda vaccinates more than 254,000 citizens
Rwanda has vaccinated more than 254,000 people, the Ministry of health has reported.
On Saturday, about 4,464 people were vaccinated, among them bus and truck drivers and private security guards.
Others who have received the COVID-19 vaccines are Health Care Workers, the elderly, employees of enterprises located in Kigali’s Special Economic Zone, a cross-section of Rwanda’s civil society, including members of Faith-Based Organizations and local NGOs and leaders including the country’s president Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Nyiramongi Kagame.
Health minister Daniel Ngamije said that the government is aiming to vaccinate 60 percent of the country’s population by 2022.
Rwanda is one of the countries that have received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative.
The country has thus far recorded 20,229 corona virus cases, 18,639 recoveries and 277 deaths.