June 7, 2023

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Corona virus: Bolivia cancels agreement with India for vaccines against COVID-19

Bolivia Serum terminated contract with the Institute India (SII), which produces vaccines for the British laboratory AstrogenecaThe government announced on Monday that it had failed to provide five million rupees.

“Not because this agreement, which is currently signed, is no longer valid Bolivia, But precisely forcible, “said Benjamin Blanco, deputy foreign minister for foreign affairs.

Bolivia Signed an agreement with SII in early January to receive five million vaccines Corona virusBut the company was limited by restrictions imposed by its government.

“They can’t deliver us, they blame the government India They have banned exports, ”the official said.

The Asian country The epidemic records more than 400,000 deaths and ranks second behind the United States and Brazil.

They do not rule out future acquisitions

Max Enraquez, director of the government’s expanded immunization program, told IPS individually that “we were not even given a single dose.”

On his side, Deputy Minister Blanco, however, promised Bolivia Future access is not denied Indian Institute of Vaccines.

The government of left-wing President Louis Ars has rejected it Bolivia It may have problems delivering the dose to its entire vaccine population: 7.1 million out of a total population of 11.5 million.

The main suppliers are Russia (Sputnik V) and China (Sinoform).

Bolivia As of Sunday, nearly 445,000 people had been affected Corona virus And 16,950 died.

(With information from AFP)

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