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Ecuador will receive two million vaccines from Pfizer against the coronavirus starting in January


The #Ecuadorian president, #Lenín #Moreno (EFE)

#Ecuador signed an agreement with the #Pfizer laboratory to receive two million vaccines against the new coronavirus, which adds more than 210,000 infected in the #South #American nation, #President #Lenín #Moreno reported on #Wednesday.

#In the fight against the pandemic, we will all win! #Today we signed an agreement with #Pfizer for the delivery of 2 million doses, as part of the #National #Vaccination #Plan#Moreno wrote on his #Twitter account.

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“#Vaccines They will arrive from #January in periodic deliveries”, #He added.

The #Ecuadorian authorities have explained that the first doses that arrive in the country will be applied to health personnel in public hospitals, where infected with covid-19 and patients from geriatric centers are treated.

A person is treated in the triage area of ​​the Iess del Sur hospital in Quito (Ecuador).  EFE / José Jácome / Archive
A person is treated in the triage area of ​​the #Iess del #Sur hospital in #Quito (#Ecuador). EFE / #José Jácome / #Archive

The next phase of the vaccination plan, planned to #March, involves mass immunization of health workers, law enforcement, firefighters, waste collectors and vulnerable groups. Then the general population.

#Ecuador, with 17.5 million inhabitants, registers almost 211,500 cases and 14,023 deaths from covid-19, between confirmed and probable.

The country, which plans to immunize 60% of its population, also foresees that about 5,000 volunteers participate in clinical trials of the vaccine against covid-19 developed by the #Chinese manufacturer #Anhui #Zhifei #Longcom.

#Faced with an increase in the rate of infected due to the crowds for the #Christmas and #New #Year holidays, the government once again decreed a state of exception for one month, which includes a curfew and a dry law for six hours a day.

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#As well The opening of beaches was prohibited on #December 31 and #January 1 and the burning of the traditional puppets to say goodbye to the year.

The #Emergency #Operations #Committee (COE) also ordered this #Wednesday that, if necessary, the #Armed #Forces support the police in the confiscation of fireworks, which are also prohibited.

(#With information from AFP)

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