On Saturday, October 30, Morocco received a shipment of 850,590 doses of the German-American vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech from the United States as part of the Covax program. In addition, the United States has provided financial assistance of $ 2 million to support Morocco’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The reception ceremony took place at Casablanca airport, in the presence of the ChargÃ© d’Affaires and Consul General of the United States in Casablanca, Lawrence Randolph, officials of the Ministry of Health, and Brooke Isham, Director of Mission of USAID in Morocco. âIn addition to the 850,590 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, the United States has provided an additional $ 2 million to support Morocco’s successful efforts to fight the pandemic,â Randolph said in a statement. Morning.
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This new shipment brings the total number of Pfizer doses received to 6,417,450 million. The same source indicated that the total amount of US aid to the kingdom is $ 19.88 million. The new funding will not only provide technical assistance, equipment and supplies to support the national vaccination campaign, but will also bolster laboratory efforts to procure Covid-19 test kits.
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âThe protection of lives and economic stability in Morocco are two common objectives in the strong partnership between our two countries. This donation of 850,000 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will save lives and is the result of our cooperation with our Moroccan partners in the fight against the pandemic, âsaid the United States Consul General in Casablanca.