on Saturday announced that there are advanced negotiations with other laboratories around the world so that Peru can rely on a "vaccine basket" against the novel coronavirus.
Among these labs are Johnson & Johnson, Gamaleya (Institute), and CureVac.
"There is a long list, as we must rely on a vaccine basket. As soon as we have set the precise dates, we will make them known and provide the (corresponding) information," she told RPP radio and TV station.
Furthermore, Ambassador Astete announced that —in the coming days— there will be a meeting to address the delivery schedule and the conditions required to receive further doses in February and March.
According to the diplomat, these are doses which require "manageable" refrigeration conditions and do not represent risks in terms of temperatures.
In this sense, she recalled that a US$21 million payment was made and a guarantee letter for the remaining amount was issued, which would enable Peru to rely on more than 13 million doses.
"Next week, there will be a technical meeting to see if any vaccines from the COVAX Facility
arrive in advance in the coming months," she added.