Egypt received one million vaccines against Covid-19 donated by Argentina as part of the initiative they promote to contribute to the equitable distribution of doses and reduce the effects of the pandemic, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the South American country.
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In a statement published on Wednesday, the entity indicated that the sending of these donations are managed by the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Health of Argentina, a decision that was previously announced in a decree signed by President Alberto Fernández.
“In the context of the appearance of the new Omicron variant, one million doses of AstraZeneca donated by Argentina arrived in the Arab Republic of Egypt today (January 12),” they refer in the text.
1 million vaccines donated by Argentina arrived in Egypt.
The donation aims to reduce the effects of COVID and prevent the spread of new strains after our country has secured the necessary stock to complete the vaccination of its target population. pic.twitter.com/hM2PkUbvgk
– Argentine Chancellery (@CancilleriaARG)
January 12, 2022
The shipment was received at the Cairo International Airport (capital) by Argentine Ambassador Eduardo Varela, and by Egypt’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Latin America, Ashraf Mounir.
Likewise, the Argentine Foreign Ministry clarified that “the Ministry of Health has sufficient stock to make the donation of one million doses without affecting the objectives outlined in the” Strategic Plan for Vaccination. “
Total Applications: 81,107,352
Vaccinated with the scheme started: 38,844,737
Vaccinated with complete scheme: 33,774,088
Vaccinated with additional dose 2,864,751
Vaccinated with booster doses 5,623,776
Public Vaccination Monitorhttps: //t.co/HoQztPaLaI
– Ministry of Health of the Nation (@msalnacion)
January 13, 2022
Argentina has donated vaccines against Covid-19 to Bolivia, the Philippines, Mozambique, Vietnam, Angola, Kenya, Barbados, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
According to the Argentine Ministry of Health, to date 81,107,352 vaccines have been applied to the population, of which 38,844,737 people have a dose and 33,774,088 have the complete scheme.