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Botswana has today received a consignment of COVishield covid 19 vaccine.

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The consignment comes aboard the Ethiopian airlines. It was received by the vice president Slumber Tsogwane, the minister of health Dr. Edwin Dikoloti along with the minister of minister of international Affairs and Cooperation Dr. Lemogang Kwape and The Coordinator of the Covid-19 Task Force Team Dr Kereng Masupu.The drug comes a good two weeks ahead of the expected arrival time of the Covax oxford-astrazeneca covid19 vaccine in Botswana as announced by the minister of health Dikoloti.The vaccine will be given first frontline workers.The vaccine is much needed hope in the country as the covid 19 numbers keep surging with over 29 000 cases and a death toll of over 350.