President Sebastián Piñera of Chile said that his government sent 20,000 vaccine doses to Ecuador and Paraguay, which have made baby steps in their respective vaccination campaigns. According to Mr. Piñera, this multilateral effort to fight the coronavirus “was thought up during meetings of Prosur,” the new alliance of South American countries led by right-wing leaders.
Hemos colaborado con 20 mil dosis de vacunas con Ecuador y Paraguay para que aceleren vacunación de su personal de salud.— Sebastian Piñera (@sebastianpinera) March 7, 2021
Estos aportes solidarios no alteran nuestro Programa de Vacunación, el que nos permitirá llegar a toda la población de riesgo en marzo y objetivo en junio.
As of March 9, over 3.6 million people have been vaccinated in Chile per the latest Health Ministry report, roughly 19 percent of the population. That is not the case in Ecuador and Paraguay — where only 0.1 and 0.39 percent of the respective populations have taken at least one vaccine shot.
In Paraguay, the Health Minister resigned amid a collapse of the public health network, sparking calls for the impeachment of President Mario Abdo Benítez.Support this coverage →