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Evo Morales justified that his daughter received the vaccine ahead of time because she is a civil servant and is 'in contact with the public'

2021-06-18T04:21:11.831Z

The former president of Bolivia also indicated that he had been informed that all members of the public administration had to be vaccinated.



06/15/2021 10:33 AM

  • Clarín.com

  • World

Updated 06/15/2021 10:33 AM

The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, justified that his daughter, Evaliz Morales, received the coronavirus vaccine before her turn came because she is an official and is

"in contact with the public

.

"

"They gave us some information, as well as the teachers are vaccinating everyone without age control, they informed me, hopefully it will be confirmed, that all public administration personnel who have

contact with citizens have to be vaccinated

," Morales said before the press.

At the moment, in Bolivia there is no known provision on the vaccination of public officials of different ages, in contrast to the immunization of people who work in the Bolivian educational sector, as highlighted by the newspaper

Los Tiempos

.

Evaliz Morales Alvarado, the daughter of former Bolivian President Evo Morales.

It was last January that it became known that Morales Alvarado, who is a lawyer by profession, had been hired at the State Attorney General's Office, an institution under the command of former Evo Morales defense attorney, Wilfredo Chávez.

Evaliz, 26, an official of the Bolivian Attorney General's Office, received the

first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on May 24

, as confirmed by the sites Bolivia Verifica and Chequea Bolivia.

Specifically, he received Sputnik V on the same day that the president, Luis Arce, received the first dose.

On that date, Bolivia's immunization plan against the disease was

aimed at those over 50 years of age

, a population group that Morales does not enter. 

In a video on Facebook, deputy Luisa Nayar, from the opposition Citizen Community, described as

"outrageous" that Morales Alvarado was vaccinated early

"for the simple fact" of being the daughter of the ex-president, while the elderly and other people must do long lines to access doses.

"I am the same age as Miss Evaliz and I have not been using my position to benefit from the vaccine. We must be respectful, we must privilege those who correspond according to the vaccination plan," said the legislator, who also recalled that she does a few days it became known that Morales Alvarado's mother has a diplomatic post.

Last March, the government began investigations into

alleged irregular vaccinations against COVID-19

in four of the nine regions of people who have not yet been immunized.

The authorities then announced proceedings against the personnel in charge of those vaccinations and also those who benefited from the drugs before their time.

In Bolivia, 

so far 524,899 people have been immunized

with the two required doses, while 1,544,730 received the first.

With information from the DPA and EFE agencies

Source: clarin

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