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Brazil to receive more COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil to receive more COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil’s President has announced that the country is waiting for more COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

Brazil is ready to receive 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca anti-virus drug on Friday. This week, President Bolsonaro fended off criticism over whether the Latin American country has enough vaccine to begin its mass inoculation.

Jair Bolsonaro, one of the COVID’s victims, assured that the Cabinet will provide the vaccine to all Brazilians free of charge. In its efforts to curb the novel infection, the health officials understood that 6 million doses of the Chinese vaccine and nearly 5 million doses of the vaccine on order is not enough.

As of Friday, Brazil has more than 8.6 million COVID-19 cases and 212,831 deaths. As an illustration of the scale of the pandemic, Brazil’s corona mortality total is 2nd only to the USA’ 406,417 deaths.