Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles the first shipment of CO vid 19 vaccines arrived to Senegal on Wednesday, purchased from China's Sino farm. Like other African countries that have struggled to secure vaccines, Senegal turned to China as it awaits distributions through programs backed by the African Union on the World Health Organization. The 200,000 doses are enough to vaccinate 100,000 people. They arrived on a chartered Air Senegal flight from Beijing to Dakar on were received by the Chinese ambassador to Senegal on President Macky Sall, who had this to say Donna E. Asia. I'm delighted to announce that we have already begun the process of acquisition off other lots of vaccines in the next few weeks for a total of six million, 792,000 doses which will allow us to enter the mass vaccination phase Keanu permit the vaccination grandmas. Senegal has a population of about 16 million, but it aims to inoculate around 90% of the targeted 3.5 million people by the end of 2021. That number includes health workers and high risk individuals between the ages of 19 and 60 years old. The country is also eligible for around 1.3 million doses for free in the first wave of distribution from the WH Ose Kovacs program. But shipments are not expected to start until late February on the W. H O said on Tuesday that most will likely arrive in March.