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Tue. Jul 27th, 2021

President Kagame becomes first EAC leader to test for COVID-19 jab

By Our Reporter

President Paul Kagame early this last February tested for the COVID-19 jab becoming leader in East Africa to take COVID-19 jab.

Kagame is famed in the African Continent for his exemplary leadership and revered by world leaders for unreservedly being at the forefront of the fight in event of a humanitarian crisis on the Continent and beyond.

Rwanda contributing to the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS), (AU)- UN Assistance Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and in Central African Republic (CAR). The Rwanda National Police (RNP) concluded its peacekeeping mission in Haiti in 2019 where participated in peacekeeping and the rebuilding of the Caribbean nation.

He was the first leader in the East African Community (EAC) economic bloc to test for COVID-19 when it was first declared mid-March 2020. The President’s photo and that of his wife Jeannette Kagame were posted on the official Twitter Account of Rwanda’s Presidency, Village Urugwiro while they were receiving the   jab.

More than 200,000 people had received the vaccine, said a tweet on the same account.

Some100, 000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech drug and 240,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford medicine had reached Rwanda by February becoming the first country in region to vaccinate against the novel Coronavirus. The Rwandan government gave the first priority to high-risk groups like healthcare workers. 

In addition to the two vaccines, Rwanda had acquired close to 1,000 doses of the Moderna jab as of February 2021.

The country’s Health Ministry said they plan to have vaccinated 30 percent of her people this year and 60 percent by the end of 2022.

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