Panafrican News Agency

Coronavirus: Senegal donates vaccines to Gambia to support collective fight against pandemic

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall Thursday donated 10,000 doses of coronavirus COVID-19) vaccines to The Gambia to support collective fight against the pandemic within the Senegambia area.

The vaccines were received by President Adama Barrow at the State House here.

Dr. Annetta Seck Ndiaye, head  of the Senegalese  delegation that delivered  the donation, said they came to deliver 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to The Gambia as President Macky Sall’s continued efforts to cement the relationship with The Gambia and to combat the coronavirus pandemic together.

She thanked President Barrow for the warm reception and said the donation of the vaccines further reiterated the strength of the relationship between the two countries. 

Gambian Minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Samateh expressed his delight and appreciation to President Sall and the government of Senegal, adding that the vaccines came at a time when the country continued the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Samateh said the 10,000 vaccine doses which would cater for 5,000 individuals, showed the collective effort both countries had in the fight to eliminate the virus.

-0- PANA  MSS/RA  4/March2021