Slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout expected in war- ravaged Syria

first_imgDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A World Health Organization official says the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in war-ravaged Syria will depend on their availability and distribution and may initially cover only 3% of the population, a World Health Organization official said Tuesday. Akjemal Magtymova, WHO’s representative in Syria, said the country is eligible to receive the vaccine for free through the global COVAX effort aimed at helping lower-income countries obtain the shots. But Magtymova couldn’t say when the first shipment was expected to arrive, how many vaccines were expected, or how they would be rolled out in a divided country still at war. The COVAX rollout is expected to begin in April.last_img

3 sisters jailed for ‘mauling’ woman

first_imgILOILO City –For allegedly mauling a woman in Barangay Rizal Pala-Pala, three women landedin jail. The suspectswere detained in the lockup facility of Police Station 1, facing charges./PN According tothe police, the suspects mauled Ma. Socorro Barrato around 7:50 p.m. on Sept.27. Barrato wasasking Amy Navales, mother of the suspects, to pay her debt when a heatedargument ensued between them, the police added. This prompted the sisters tomaul Barrato, who sustained bruises on the body. Policeidentified them as sisters Jerimie Pedrigosa, Jaica and Anna Rose Navales.  last_img