The president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, announced this Friday that his government closed agreements with the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Sinovac to access their vaccines against the coronavirus.
“The Government has just closed an agreement with Pfizer and Sinovac for the supply of vaccines to our country,” the president reported through his Twitter account.
He added that they are also “negotiating the purchase of more vaccines with other suppliers.”
“In the next few hours we will provide more information,” he limited himself to pointing out.
Last Tuesday, the Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado, warned that the immunization process against covid-19 through the vaccine in Uruguay will not be exempt from personal care.
“Beyond the immunization processes, the vaccination processes that may come, which are processes that are sequenced and you know that there is a plan in that sense, that there are sequences for people at risk, it is a process that also will not be exempt of personal care, “he said during a press conference.
Delgado stressed, among other things, that Uruguayans have a “hard time” not sharing mate, the country’s typical drink, but stressed that not doing so helps to stop the increase in SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections.
In addition, he reiterated the importance of the use of masks, of maintaining physical distance and hand hygiene.
On March 13, 2020, the health emergency was declared in Uruguay when the first four positives for covid-19 were known.