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South Kivu Movement Opposes Vaccination Against Covid-19

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A group of people through their umbrella organisation in South Kivu province of the DRC have warned government against attempts of carrying out vaccination against covid-19 in their area.

The citizen movement Réveil des indignés has warned non-governmental organizations and the authorities against any manipulation of cases of covid-19 in the provinces.

”Le Réveil des indignés has already announced that it will thwart any form of suspected vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in South Kivu, and warns NGOs and authorities against any manipulation of Covid-19 cases in the provinces. Insecurity kills more than covid-19, ” the group said in a statement.

The vaccination phase against the Covid-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is announced for next week in Kinshasa, epicenter of the pandemic in the DRC; the Minister of Health, Dr Eteni Longondo announced, specifying that the first people concerned for vaccination are the medical staff, the elderly and people suffering from diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, February 25, a general panic was noted in schools in the city of Bukavu.

Some parents had come to withdraw their children from schools following a rumor of a certain campaign to vaccinate students against Covid-19.

DRC received on March 2, 2021 at N’djili international airport, a batch of 1.7 million doses of vaccines to be administered against the Covid-19 pandemic in the DRC.

Upon his reception, the Minister of Health, Dr Eteni Longondo said he was satisfied with the arrival of vaccines in the DRC and promised to continue with the public awareness campaign for a few days before the actual vaccination stage. said.