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Peru's PM: Contracts have secured 80 million COVID-19 vaccines for 2021

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14:17 | Lima, Jul. 24.

Peruvian Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez on Saturday affirmed that the contracts signed with international laboratories have secured over 80 million vaccines against COVID-19 for the present year.

The high-ranking official indicated that once President Francisco Sagasti's administration had taken office in November 2020, they found only one framework agreement with the COVAX Facility mechanism. However, no contracts had been signed.

Likewise, the Cabinet chief explained that the task of the former administration's Foreign Affairs Ministry was to acquire Pfizer vaccines.

However, this process was suspended due to the governmental transition from ex-President Martin Vizcarra to ex-President Manuel Merino.

"When we took office, the President (Francisco Sagasti) resumed coordinations; thus, we were indeed able to boost the signing (process)," Bermudez said in remarks to RPP TV and radio station.




The Prime Minister indicated that these will arrive according to the schedule.




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Published: 7/24/2021
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