DAMASCUS, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Health Ministry on Monday received a batch of 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China, the latest in a string of aid shipments that China has provided to help Syria in the face of the pandemic.
Syrian Health Minister Hasan al-Ghabash and Chinese Ambassador to Syria Feng Biao attended the delivery ceremony at the Health Ministry in the capital Damascus, during which al-Ghabash hailed the Chinese stance in supporting Syria during such difficult times.
"This Chinese aid largely contributes in supporting the health sector in Syria in the face of this global pandemic, and is also conducive in boosting the immune system of the Syrian people and supporting the measures of the Syrian health sector in the vaccination processes," Hasan al-Ghabash said at the ceremony.
For his side, Feng noted that the pandemic is still spreading, calling for more cooperation and solidarity in the international arena to face the dangers of the pandemic.
China has offered several batches of vaccines against COVID-19, helping the Syrian health ministry, which has launched several nationwide vaccination campaigns, to minimize the number of cases.
Nowadays, medical teams set up posts at shopping malls and popular areas to facilitate the vaccination of anyone willing to take the vaccine.