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Lusa - Business News - Angola: President, first lady vaccinated against Covid-19




Luanda, May.13,2021(Lusa)-The president of Angola was today citizen number 591,886 to be vaccinated in the country and urged international solidarity for more equal access to vaccines against Covid-19, as "nobody can save themselves alone".

João Lourenço was one of the senior figures of the Angolan state welcomed today at the vaccination centre against Covid-19 in Luanda, at a time when the numbers of infections keep growing in Angola, with the authorities showing concern about new strains and taking more restrictive measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

"We reiterate our appeal for developed countries, which have the industrial capacity to produce vaccines, to be more sensitive and to understand that nobody will save themselves alone. Either we are all saved, rich and poor, powerful and non-powerful, or nobody is going to be saved. It is a pandemic that has reached the whole planet and the whole planet has to be attended to", said Lourenço, as he left the centre where he received the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

Besides the president and the first lady, Ana Dias Lourenço, the vice-president, Bornito de Sousa, the minister of state and head of security, Pedro Sebastião, and the minister for social affairs, Carolina Cerqueira, also received the vaccine.

Angola has received the first 40,000 doses of a batch of 6 million Sputnik V, acquired for around €94 million, and 624,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, as part of the Covax initiative, and 200,000 doses of Sinopharm in an offer from the Chinese government.

Lourenço said that vaccine producers had little capacity to respond to world demand and that an effort should be made for vaccines to reach beneficiaries at affordable prices, particularly in African countries without large financial resources.

He acknowledged, however, that the Angolan government does not rely solely on what is offered and that it will be necessary to buy more vaccines.

"That effort is being made, despite the difficulties that exist. As we mobilise more financial resources we will continue to fight to acquire more vaccines," he said.

Angola has so far used over 620,000 doses of vaccines against Covid-19, including 40,000 people already fully vaccinated (with the first and second doses).

By Wednesday the country had recorded 29,405 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 645 deaths, 25,187 recovered from the disease and 3,573 active cases.

According to an assessment by French news agency AFP, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 3,333,603 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 160.3 million cases of infection.

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Agency : LUSA

Date : 2021-05-14 10:34:00







 

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