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Portugal donates 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine against covid-19 to Angola

This Friday, the Portuguese government delivers to Angola a new batch of 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines against covid-19, making a total of 920,000 vaccines made available to the African country since last July.

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According to a press release from the Portuguese embassy, ​​the batch of vaccines will arrive this Friday in Luanda, accompanied by the material needed to make their administration viable.

The Portuguese ambassador to Angola, Pedro Pessoa e Costa, will deliver the donation, as part of the second phase of the Action Plan in the health response to the covid-19 pandemic between Portugal and Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor, to the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

"Portugal made a political commitment to make available to the PALOP [Portuguese-speaking African Countries] and Timor-Leste at least five percent of the vaccines against covid-19 purchased by Portugal, a commitment that was reinforced by Portugal during the CPLP Summit that it took place last July, in Luanda", says the note.

The document also emphasizes that the operationalization of this action is the result of the joint effort of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, namely through Camões - Institute for Cooperation and Language and the Embassy of Portugal in Luanda, and the Ministry of Health, through the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) and the National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED).

Angola registered until Thursday, a total of 65,105 confirmed cases, 1732 deaths and 63,178 recovered.

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