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More than two million people have already been vaccinated with the second dose of the covid-19 vaccine

The Minister of State and head of the Military House of the President of the Republic, Francisco Pereira Furtado, informed that, so far, more than five million citizens have been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine against covid-19 and more than two million have already taken both doses.

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The minister's statements were made at the entrance to the 11 de Novembro Stadium, which was transformed into a vaccination post, to vaccinate the various fans who will attend the derby between 1º de Agosto and Petro de Luanda this Wednesday. 

On the occasion, Francisco Pereira Furtado praised the vaccination campaign and revealed that the average daily vaccination in the week that started is fixed at 140,000 people.

"We maintain an average of about 140,000 people vaccinated a day. It means that we are doing well because our initial projection was estimated to reach 100,000 and we surpassed it. In the two previous weeks we reached 198 to 200,000 people vaccinated in a single day which demonstrates that the country is on the right path," he said, in statements to TPA.

Speaking specifically about the day of the game, the minister referred to the fact that it is a derby between the two biggest clubs in the country, it is logical to have a "greater number of fans in the stadium".

Francisco Pereira Furtado congratulated the vaccination process and said that it helps to ensure "that people who enter the field are safe and can also be without any concern regarding the moment they will live during the game".

He also took the opportunity to mention that the opening of new posts on the outskirts of the country alleviated the pressure that was felt in other vaccination posts. He indicated that "the work is more organized and fluid", affirming that this is the way to reach the target of vaccinating around 60 percent of the eligible population by December.

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