Paraguay will receive 100,000 doses of vaccine against Kovid-19 donated by India – 03/24/2021

Paraguay will receive 100,000 doses of vaccine against Kovid-19 donated by India – 03/24/2021
Assinion, 24 March (EFE). – Paraguay will receive a consignment of 100,000 new vaccines against Kovid-19 donated by India next week, the largest of all the consignments received so far, the Minister confirmed to Foreign Affairs, Euclides Acevedo.

“Later this week, half of the 200,000 doses donated by the Indian government will come in,” Acevedo told reporters after leaving a meeting with Senate leadership ministers of Health, Julio Borba and Finance, Oslam Llamos.

Acevedo also said that he found the Russian ambassador in Askinon, Alexander Pisarev, who informed him that “between 28 and 30 March (March), a large batch of the million doses we paid would be available”.

Of that amount, 4 thousand doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine were the first to arrive in the country on February 19, with 20 thousand from Coronavac and 3 thousand from Chinese laboratory Sinopharm, donated by Chile and the United Arab Emirates. Emirates respectively.

And since last week, 36 thousand doses have been delivered, the first batch of 4.3 million ordered by the government to the global platform Kovacs from the World Health Organization (WHO).

All these doses are meant to immunize frontline health professionals in the fight against the epidemic, about 80 thousand, later to move into a second phase, involving a population of over 60 years.

Similarly, authorities are searching for means to bring another 400,000 doses donated by Qatar into the country and which are stored in Belgium.

On Tuesday, Paraguay surpassed its daily record of deaths from Kovid-19, adding 49, as well as hospitalizations that are both in general and intensive care units, amid an increase in cases that the public health system And when the government is considering returning. Quarantine.

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The number of hospitalized patients reported by the Ministry of Health is 1,932, of which 424 are in ICUs, even after a high number of infections (2,023) have been reported in all these communities.

As a result, the number of cases has increased to 198,879 and the death toll to 3,818 since the epidemic was detected a year earlier.

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