Most of Kurdistan Region’s officials agreed to receive COVID-19 vaccine: health official


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SULAIMANI — Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health Aso Hawezi said on Tuesday (March 2) that most officials in the Kurdistan Region have agreed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Earlier on Tuesday, the ministry announced that the first shipment of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine has arrived in the Region, adding that another one will arrive next week.

Hawezi said during NRT’s Panorama program that it is important for officials to encourage people to receive the vaccine.

“It will be a good thing to do,” he said.

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said in a tweet that the KRG has been working hard to ensure the delivery of vaccines.

“This is something I am personally determined to do and regularly following to ensure every Kurdistani has access to the vaccines as soon as possible,” he said, noting that it will not be easy since there are over 6 million citizens to be vaccinated.

According to the health ministry, there have been 109,350 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region. An official tally of 103,744 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 3,522 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)