Covid-19 vaccine tracker (April 2021)

27 April 2021
Vaccine purchase and production programmes are continuing to expand as growing case numbers drive the introduction of new restrictions across the region

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Algeria / 119,642+ cases
Production of Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine to begin in September with support from state firm Saidal in the city of Constantine.

Bahrain / 164,110+ cases
Indoor recreational services to be limited to vaccinated individuals from the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

Egypt / 216,334+ cases
Five million vaccine doses expected to reach Egypt from the Covax alliance by early May.

Iran / 2,261,435+ cases
Tehran finalises deal to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik-V vaccine, with phased delivery until December.

Iraq 977,175+ cases
Baghdad receives 50,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm jab.

Jordan / 685,973+ cases
China ships a batch of Sinopharm vaccines to Queen Alia International airport in Amman.

Kuwait / 256,987+ cases
Government says it is on track to vaccinate 1 million people by the end of Ramadan.

Lebanon / 510,403+ cases
Human Rights Watch warns refugees and migrant workers are at risk of missing out on vaccines.

Libya / 172,464+ cases
Vaccination scheme begins as Libya receives more than 100,000 doses of Sputnik-V.

Morocco / 505,811+ cases
Rabat receives 307,200 doses through Covax and is due to receive 10 million doses from China in April and May.

Oman / 181,430+ cases
Vaccine stocks have been replenished following the arrival of new consignments.

Qatar / 196,580+ cases
Doha is understood to be pursuing ways to ensure all visitors for the Fifa World Cup 2022 are vaccinated.

Saudi Arabia / 404,970+ cases
Range of first vaccine doses expanded and second doses deferred amid global shortage of supplies.

Syria / 21,142+ cases
City of Idlib in the northwest of Syria receives first batch of 200,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses through the Covax scheme.

Tunisia / 285,490+ cases
Johnson&Johnson vaccine approved and additional deliveries of Sputnik-V have been requested.

UAE / 498,957+ cases
Local production of Hayat-Vax is to be carried out by joint venture of the UAE’s G42 and China’s Sinopharm.

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