Thousands of COVID vaccines from UAE arrive in Gaza

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Sun, 2021-02-21 17:16

RAFAH, Palestinian Territories: Around 20,000 coronavirus vaccine doses from the UAE arrived in Gaza Sunday, a delivery reportedly orchestrated by a rival of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas three months before scheduled Palestinian elections.
The Russian-made Sputnik V doses entered Gaza via the Rafah crossing with Egypt, AFP journalists said — meaning they did not pass through Israel, which has maintained a tight blockade on Gaza since 2007.

A Palestinian man shows a box of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine sent by the UAE, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip Feb. 21, 2021. (Reuters)
A Palestinian health worker shows a box of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine sent by UAE, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip Feb. 21, 2021. (Reuters)
Palestinian health workers stand next to a shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine sent by the UAE, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip Feb. 21, 2021. (Reuters)
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