Bolsonaro Says China Will Send Inputs for CoronaVac Production in Brazil

According to president, authorization for AstraZeneca raw material is being accelerated


President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) said on Monday (25) that Chinese authorities told the government that vaccine inputs would arrive in Brazil in the "following days."

"The Chinese Embassy informed us, in the morning, that the export of the 5.4 thousand liters of inputs for the CoronaVac vaccine was approved and that they are already atan airport area for ready shipment to Brazil, arriving in the next few days," wrote the president on Facebook.

"The AstraZeneca vaccine supplies are also being accelerated for release. I am grateful for the sensitivity of the Chinese Government, as well as for the efforts of ministers Ernesto Araújo [Foreign Affairs], Eduardo Pazuello [Health] and Tereza Cristina [Agriculture]."

In a video published on the profile of Minister Onyx Lorenzoni (Citizenship), Pazuello says that the inputs for CoronaVac should arrive in Brazil by the end of the week.

Brazil's Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP) - AFP

"We predict the arrival of inputs in Brazil for the end of this week, thereby guaranteeing the continuity of the manufacture and distribution of the vaccine," said the health official, who is in Manaus to support the government's reaction to the oxygen crisis in city hospitals.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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