The new President of the Republic Pedro Castillo
on Wednesday affirmed that one of his government's priorities will be to vaccinate the entire (eligible) population in the shortest possible time.
"Our first great task is to continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit our country very badly. I cannot forget those Peruvians who are no longer with us. We will honor their memory by ensuring that this is a priority," he expressed.
The Peruvian leader underlined that the pandemic is not over, noting that he is convinced that the country will move forward.
The top official stated that this will be possible by "building on what has been achieved so far, by listening to the science and putting the well-being of Peruvians first. Our efforts will focus on guaranteeing the vaccination of the entire population in the shortest possible time."
70% of the population
According to the Head of State, various measures will be taken to make this happen soon. For example, opening hours at vaccination centers will be extended and the vaccination reach will be expanded to populous areas in different capitals.