The Chilean government has donated 40,000 doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine to Ecuador and Paraguay with 20,000 doses each country.
The Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno tweeted that it received the vaccine on March 6.
“Bilateral relations bear great fruit! The government of Chile delivered to Ecuador 20,000 SINOVAC vaccines for healthcare personnel. This is a show of solidarity between countries,” Moreno said.
The Paraguayan Foreign Ministry meanwhile announced that 20,000 Sinovac vaccines from Chile has arrived.
Paraguay began its immunization program late February using the 4,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine which were directed to the healthcare workers.
To date, 3,278 people have died in Paraguay from COVID-19, according to official data.
Ecuador on the other hand, has planned to administer 20 million doses of vaccines from different companies to inoculate around 60 percent to 70 percent of the population aged over 18.
Ecuador had already administered around 65,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to healthcare workers and nursing home residents.
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