Coronavirus: North receives 20,000 doses of vaccine from Turkey

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The first batch of Chinese Sinovac’s vaccines arrived in the north early on Thursday from Turkey.

An ambulance plane carrying 20,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in the north at around 5am.

‘Health minister’ Ali Pilli told media that 5,000 healthcare workers would be vaccinated first while priority would be given to people over 85 and chronic patients.

Pilli said that nine vaccination centres have been set up and would be increased to 15 in the coming days.

The north is also due to receive part of the vaccines reserved by the EU for Cyprus.

According to reports in the north this week,...

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