Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for GCC travellers, launched its National COVID-19 Immunisation campaign on January 10, 2021.
Leading by example, the President of the Republic of Seychelles H E Wavel Ramkalawan took the
SinoPharm COVID-19 vaccine, making him the first Head of State in Africa to
take the first jab.
President Ramkalawan also gave special thanks to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the donation of 50,000 doses of the SinoPharm COVID-19 vaccine, which was offered during President Ramkalawan’s visit to Abu Dhabi in December. The President added that this is a testimony of the excellent friendly ties that exist between the two nations that have been further consolidated through continuous support for the mutual benefit of both peoples.
“With such a robust vaccination campaign, Seychelles aims to be the first country in the world to vaccinate at least 70% of its over 18 years of age population. From there we will be able to declare Seychelles as being COVID safe,” President Ramkalawan emphasised. The President added that the UAE Government would be donating another batch of vaccines to the country soon.