El Salvador will donate vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus to seven municipalities in Honduras, as reported this Sunday by President Nayib Bukele.
“Contact these 7 Honduran mayors tell them that the Minister of Health of El Salvador, @FranAlabi (Francisco Alabí), will receive them this Tuesday at 2pm,” indicates a publication by the president on his Twitter account in the which also attached a video in which some Honduran mayors are seen requesting Bukele’s help.
The Salvadoran president pointed out that “our country will help them with vaccines against COVID19 to immunize the population most at risk in their municipalities.”
He pointed out that “the doses that we will donate will not affect at all the rate of vaccination in El Salvador (which is at the maximum of our human capacity).”
“The scheduled shipments of vaccines that we will receive leave us a wide enough margin to donate some,” he added.
The requests made to Bukele are based on the fact that El Salvador is one of the Central American countries that has received the most vaccines for its population.
The situation in Honduras is increasingly worrying because the number of deaths and infections in 2021 is higher than in 2020, according to official reports from the National Risk Management System (Sinager).
In addition, in Honduras the vaccination process is very slow, since only 1% of its 9.5 million inhabitants have been immunized and it is not known when at least 4.2 million Sputnik V vaccines will arrive, which the Government will receive. is buying from Russia.
Through the Covax mechanism, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), Honduras has begun to receive the first batches of more than 400,000 doses of AstraZeneca.
6,000 Sputnik V are added, of which the first 3,000 doses purchased from Russia have already been applied, and 2,684 of Moderna, donated in February by Israel.
Covid-19, whose pandemic began to spread in March 2020 in Honduras, has left at least 5,617 deaths and 219,288 infections, according to the latest report from the state-run National Risk Management System (Sinager).
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