H.E. Fang Qiu, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Trinidad and Tobago. (Image courtesy H.E. Fang Qiu Facebook Page)

Chinese Ambassador H.E. Fang Qiu has congratulated Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on receiving his first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, today.

His Excellency sent out a post on his Facebook page while on his way to the Piarco International Airport to await the arrival of the 800,000 Sinopharm vaccines purchased by the T&T Government, and which are expected momentarily, after being shipped from Beijing over the weekend.

Ambassador Fang Qiu wrote: “Heartened to know on my way to the airport to receive the 800,000 doses Sinopharm vaccines! This is leadership by example and in action! China will continue standing with Trinidad and Tobago in solidarity to prevail over this pandemic.”

Prime Minister Rowley received his first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at the Diego Martin Health Centre, this morning.

Another major phase of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is expected to commence by Friday this week.