Senegal has offered 20,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, in solidarity with its neighbors in West Africa, according to local media in Senegal.

Senegal last Wednesday received 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines produced by the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm.

And according to Senegal President Macky Sall, 10% of the vaccine would be given out to The Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

Speaking by video conference at the 20th edition of the International Economic Forum on Africa, President Sall said: “We have decided to make 10% of this vaccine available to two neighboring countries, or 20,000 doses for the Gambia and Guinea Bissau as a form of African solidarity.”