CAR / COVID-19 VACCINES PEACEKEEPERS

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14-Apr-2021 00:01:24
The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) arrived on April 13. MINUSCA

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STORY: CAR / COVID-19 VACCCINES PEACEKEEPERS
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SOURCE: MINUSCA
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 APRIL 2021, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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1 Various shots, offloading shipments of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines
2. Wide shot, Denise Brown, MINUSCA Deputy Representative and Government officials receiving the shipment at the Bangui airport
3. SOUNDBITE (French) Denise Brown, MINUSCA Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Central African Republic:
"L’arrivée de ces vaccins qui sont destinés en premier lieu à vacciner et protéger nos soldats de la paix - nos casques bleus - vont nous permettre de rester à vos côtés. On va se protéger afin de continuer à protéger la République Centrafricaine et la population - les citoyens les plus vulnérables.’’
[English translation] : "The arrival of these vaccines which are intended primarily to vaccinate and protect our peacekeepers - our blue helmets - will allow us to stay by your side. We will protect ourselves in order to continue to protect the Central African Republic and the population - the most vulnerable citizens. ''
4. Various shots, loading COVID-19 vaccines into UN vehicles for distribution

STORYLINE:

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) arrived on Tuesday (13 Apr).

MINUSCA, the UN Mission in CAR, became the first UN Mission to receive these Covid-19 vaccines.

The AstraZeneca vaccines were received at Bangui Mpoko airport by the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator, Denise Brown, along with the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Pierre Somse, and the UNAIDS Country Director for the Central African Republic, Patrick Eba, and a WHO representative.

This first batch will be used to vaccinate MINUSCA personnel, including peacekeepers, and those of UN agencies and international organizations, as well as national staff and their families.

Speaking to the press at the airport, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Central African Republic, Denise Brown said, "The arrival of these vaccines which are intended primarily to vaccinate and protect our peacekeepers - our blue helmets - will allow us to stay by your side. We will protect ourselves in order to continue to protect the Central African Republic and the population - the most vulnerable citizens.''

Central African government is awaiting a delivery of Astra Zeneca vaccines for the population.

The vaccine campaign will start very soon throughout the country, in close collaboration with the Central African authorities. This delivery is effective in accordance with the instructions of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and the member states in order to protect peacekeepers operating around the world since they are in constant contact with the populations they protect.
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