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Peru Receives First Shipment Of Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccines

Peru’s President Francisco Sagasti said Peru has received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm.
The batch of 300,000 doses was delivered by Air France plane from China with a stop in Paris (France). The plane landed at Jorge Chavez international airport in Lima at 7.54 p.m. local time (00:54 GMT on Monday). 

 “The vaccines are already in Peru. “I appreciate the efforts of the public and private sectors, as well as, the civil society that made it possible,’’ Sagasti said on Twitter. 

 In total, Peru signed a contract with Sinopharm for delivery of 38 million doses of the Chinese vaccine in 2021, which should cover most of the country’s 33.3 million people.

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