The government of Argentina is in the process of finalizing the purchase by the end of January of one million doses of the vaccine produced by the Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm.
Loris today the Telam news agency.
Since the end of December, the Argentine authorities have started a vaccination campaign, which has affected over 100,000 people, using the Russian product Sputnik V, of which an additional important quantity is imminent in Buenos Aires.
Sources aware of the negotiations with Beijing have revealed that the vaccine, also known as belonging to the China National Biotech Group, should arrive in Argentina in the last days of January.
The negotiation with Sinopharm, the sources added, was started after an exchange of letters between the presidents of China and Argentina, Xi Jinping and Alberto Fernández, regarding the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the health field against Covid-19.
For his part, confirming the arrival of the vaccine, the Argentine Minister of Health, Ginés González García, announced that negotiations are also advanced to import another vaccine from China, Sinovac, manufactured in Brazil by the Butantan Institute of San Paolo. (HANDLE).