By Luana Maria Benedito
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – This Sunday, Brazil received the donation of a batch of more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine against Covid-19 by the United States government, informed the US embassy.
The 2,187,300 doses of the immunizing agent were received at Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas, as part of a bilateral agreement between the US and Brazil to combat the coronavirus.
“This assistance is yet another example of the vitality of the US-Brazil relationship,” the US embassy said in a press release. “The US has been on Brazil’s side since the beginning of the pandemic.”
In a publication on Twitter, the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, thanked the United States for the “partnership” and said that “together, we are going to win this pandemic”.
According to the US embassy, the US government has already contributed 110 million reais in direct assistance to Brazil in the fight against Covid-19, in addition to the supply of vaccines and other medicines.
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