500,000 Pfizer vaccines give to Zambia

 500,000 Pfizer vaccines give to Zambia

A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and provided through the global COVAX initiative, is removed from a portable cold storage box in preparation for a vaccination, in Machakos, Kenya, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. AstraZeneca’s repeated missteps in reporting vaccine data coupled with a blood clot scare could do lasting damage to the credibility of a shot that is the linchpin in the global strategy to stop the coronavirus pandemic, potentially even undermining vaccine confidence more broadly, experts say. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

The Italian Government has announced that it will donate 5-hundred thousand Pfizer Vaccines as a gift to Zambia.

This is to show appreciation for the bilateral ties the two countries have shared in 50 years.

Italy’s Ambassador to Zambia, Antonino Maggiore made the announcement during the official celebrations of the Italian Day in Lusaka.

Mr Maggiore said the Italian and Zambian Governments have over the years shared ties that contribute to both countries’ economies.

He said the relationship between the two countries should continue for future engagements.

Mr Maggiore said Zambia has become a beacon to the global democracy following peaceful elections and a successful transition of power during last year’s General election.

And, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga said Zambia is open for more investment from Italy.

He said this is aimed at bettering the lives of the Zambian people and Italians living in the country.