Paraguay’s Top Diplomat Begs for COVID-19 Vaccine Aid

Paraguay’s Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo pleads for help from international allies, particularly the United States and Taiwan, for doses of COVID-19 vaccines to curb the increasing infection rates of the disease which already killed more than 4,000 people in the South American country.

“I want to tell our allies that they have to respond to us,” Acevedo said in a press release. “What is the use of fraternity if now they do not give us an answer? Both the United States and Taiwan have to respond.”

In his statement, Paraguay’s top diplomat claimed that the country has “already lost a lot of time,” as the government continued to face immense pressure over the way it manages the pandemic crisis.

The administration of President Mario Abdo Benítez has been having a hard time on how to secure doses of COVID-19 vaccines and how to deal with the spread of the disease.

“I am absorbed by the vaccine issue, I am sleeping with a blister in my ear (…) all efforts have been made, I have already spoken with the Russian foreign minister, the one from the Arab Emirates, the one from Qatar,“ Acevedo added.

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