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Albania donates COVID-19 vaccine to Kosovo health workers According to Reuters

PRISTINA (Reuters) – Hundreds of health workers from Kosovo arrived in Albania on Saturday to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the neighboring country offered to donate some of their supplies.

Kosovo, where Albanians are majority, is the only country in Europe that has not started a vaccination program. Its immunization plans depend on the COVAX vaccine outreach program co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said his country will allocate a total of 500 COVID-19 vaccines of AstraZeneca (NASDAQ 🙂 to medical staff Kosovar by the end of this week and are committed to providing more in the future. near the.

Kosovo has about 11,000 doctors and nurses.

“It is important to start with (Kosovo’s) doctors because they are in more danger,” Rama told reporters in the northern Albanian town of Kukes, where the vaccines are given.

Kosovo, with a population of 1.8 million, has so far recorded more than 80,000 COVID-19 infections and 1,752 deaths.

In neighboring Serbia, hundreds of people have gathered in the capital Belgrade against the closure of non-essential cafes, restaurants, clubs, shops and some small businesses, run by the government. imposed to limit the spread of the virus and a nationwide immunization campaign.

Most of the protesters in the crowd in Belgrade’s main square are not wearing masks, although about 4,000 daily infections in Serbia are straining the health system.

Serbia, with a population of around seven million, has so far provided at least one dose of the vaccine to more than 1.8 million people. It has registered 546,986 COVID-19 cases and 4,900 deaths.

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