Senegal on Tuesday began its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus with 200,000 doses of vaccines bought from China. The country received shipment of the Sinopharm vaccines last week.
Government ministers, health workers at the health ministry in Dakar were the first to have been given the first jab.
The francophone speaking West African nation is one of the first in the sub-region to begin inoculating its population against the virus. So far, it has registered 33,242 and 832 fatalities.