Ecuador receives Chinese Sinovac vaccines to combat COVID-19


QUITO, July 9 (Xinhua) – A new batch of vaccines from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac arrived on Wednesday in Ecuador to help advance the country’s national COVID-19 vaccination plan, the country’s health ministry has said.

The vaccines arrived at the Mariscal Sucre Airport in the capital Quito, as part of direct purchases of vaccines arranged by Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso.

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The ministry added that the Chinese vaccines will continue to arrive at a progressive pace in the South American nation.

Sinovac has been the primary provider of COVID-19 vaccines to Ecuador, and its vaccine CoronaVac has been the primary source of inoculations since April of this year. The vaccines from Sinovac have been a key component of the country’s vaccination campaign, which the country has been boosting to mitigate the spread of the virus.

The vaccination plan in Ecuador kicked off in January 2021.

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