Morocco on Monday announced plans to locally produce Chinese vaccine COVID-19 Sinopharm, the official MAP news agency reported, adding that five million doses a month could soon be produced.
The agency said Morocco and Sinopharm signed a memorandum of cooperation to that end, in a ceremony attended by King Mohammed VI.
The project will involve a investment of about $ 500 million, MAP reported, but did not say when production will begin.
About 9.1 million of Morocco’s 36 million population have received two doses of COVID vaccines since the inoculation campaign began in January.
The country uses Sinopharm and AstraZeneca spikes.
It has recorded 534,797 coronavirus infections, including 9,329 deaths.
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