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Peru: Get to know COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for regions

12:36 | Lima, Feb. 9.

Peru's Armed Forces on Tuesday morning began transporting —by air— the COVID-19 vaccines to regions in the country.

The distribution has been scheduled on 11 flight itineraries, between February 9 and 10. Thus, a total of 131 boxes of doses —equivalent to six tons— will be distributed.

List of today's flights:

1. Huanuco - Anta - Chimbote
2. Cusco - Andahuaylas
3. Ayacucho - Jauja
4. Cajamarca - Jaen - Chachapoyas
5. Ica
6. Huacho

Upon arrival, the medical material will be sent —by land and helicopter— to the final destinations in order to immunize the medical personnel, Defense Minister Nuria Esparch explained.

Itinerary for Wednesday:

1. Tumbes - Piura - Chiclayo - Trujillo
2. Tacna - Moquegua - Arequipa
3. Iquitos - Pucallpa
4. Puerto Maldonado - Juliaca
5. Tarapoto - Yurimaguas

According to Esparch, aircraft owned by the Air Force, Army, Navy, and National Police are being used for these flights.

The minister noted that this is a comforting moment as it implies the vaccination of 150,000 Peruvians who are on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus.

"They will be more likely to continue working and feel safe along with their families," she said.

After the arrival of the second shipment of vaccines from China's Sinopharm —scheduled for this weekend— new trips to regions will be scheduled, she added.

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Published: 2/9/2021
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