Morocco will buy 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

RABAT, Dec 24 (Xinhua) – Morocco has secured the purchase of 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from two suppliers, Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb announced on Thursday during a weekly government meeting.

The North African country seeks mass vaccination of 25 million people or 80 percent of the total population.

Two vaccines provided by Morocco have been developed by China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the minister said.

Preparations for the vaccination campaign have reached a “very advanced” stage, Ait Taleb said, adding that all the target population will receive the vaccine free of charge.

Morocco on Wednesday night imposed curfew between 9pm and 6am until January 13th to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The North African country announced 2,650 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number in the country to 425,864. Endemic