President Takes COVID-19 Vaccine Together With First Lady

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been vaccinated against Covid-19, the presidency said on Thursday, making him the first head of state to receive the vaccine in East Africa, where immunisation campaigns are picking up speed.

Photos of the 63-year-old head of state and his wife Jeannette receiving the vaccine in a hospital in the capital Kigali were posted on the official Twitter account of the Rwandan presidency.

A total of 230,000 Rwandans have already been vaccinated, the presidency said.