First batch of 25,000 vaccine doses donated by France reaches Armenia

First batch of 25,000 vaccine doses donated by France reaches Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - The first batch of 25,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 sent by France reached Yerevan's Zvartnots international airport on Tuesday, September 14, the French Embassy in Armenia reports.

Embassy Chargé d'affaires Christophe Katsahian and representatives of the Armenian Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs were at the airport to accept the deliveries.

The rest of the shots will arrive on Wednesday and in the weeks to come in coordination with the Armenian authorities, the Embassy said.

In 2020, France sent three missions of doctors specializing in the treatment of the coronavirus, and on August 3, 2021, President Emmanuel Macron, announced the donation of 200,000 doses of vaccines.

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Armenia grew by 657 to reach 249,803 on September 14 morning. So far, 233,521 people have recovered, 5034 have died from the coronavirus in the country, while 1180 others carrying the virus have died from other causes.

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