Chile donates 20,000 doses of Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to Ecuador

Chile, one of Latin America’s wealthiest countries, ranks sixth in the world for per-capita vaccine shots administered, according to Reuters data, with a quarter of the population now having received a dose.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuador has received a donation of some 20,000 doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine from Chile, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno said on Saturday, in a sign of the stark disparities in South American countries’ inoculation campaigns.

Chile, one of Latin America’s wealthiest countries, ranks sixth in the world for per-capita vaccine shots administered, according to Reuters data, with a quarter of the population now having received a dose.

By contrast, Ecuador’s slow rollout has prompted criticism of Moreno by municipal authorities, who are planning to import vaccines on their own. The . . .

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