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El Salvador Receives CoronaVac Vaccines Donation From China

El Salvador Receives CoronaVac Vaccines Donation From China

“China is a good friend and partner… and is willing to offer more support and selfless help,” Ambassador Ou Jianhong said.

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El Salvador‘s Health Minister Francisco Alabi on Tuesday received a batch of 150,000 CoronaVac vaccines donated by China.

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Previously, this Central American country received 2 million doses from the Chinese Sinovac pharmaceutical. The latest shipment became number fifth since the start of mass vaccination on March 17

CoronaVac vaccines will be administered to adults over 50 years old and people with chronic diseases, which are the group with the most health complications. 

“The donation demonstrates the successes in anti-pandemic cooperation… China is a good friend and partner of El Salvador and is willing to offer more support and selfless help,” China’s Ambassador Ou Jianhong said.  

Sharing this grim news is not how I planned my return to tweeting, but … there is a serious need to implement a global strategy on distributing vaccines to low-income hard-hit countries, specially LATAM. These numbers are heartbreaking, to say the least. https://t.co/ru1G6SlS7n

Pamela Medina Quispe (@pame_medinaq) April 6, 2021 The Central American nation had received 1.1 million out of 7 million COVID-19 vaccines already agreed with several producers. At least 2 million doses will be delivered by AstraZeneca and other vaccines through the COVAX facility

El Salvador‘s President Nayib Bukele assured that 4.5 million Salvadorans would be immunized this year. Since February, over 160,000 frontline health workers have been vaccinated

As of Wednesday morning, the country had confirmed 65,491 COVID-19 cases and 2,037 related fatalities

Over 1 million health workers have been infected with COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/gHIhSqBrIm

— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) March 30, 2021