Peru health minister resigns amid scandal over ex-president’s early vaccination

Her successor will be the nation's fifth health minister since the pandemic first emerged in the country 11 months ago.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Peru's health minister resigned on Friday, February 12th, state TV reported, amid a growing scandal over claims that former president Martin Vizcarra was vaccinated against Covid-19 before the shot was available to the public.

Dr. Pilar Mazzetti - who had served as the country's minister of health since July last year - has presented her letter of resignation to President Francisco Sagasti, state television network TV Peru reported.

The government is yet to formally confirm she is stepping down.

Her successor is due to be sworn in Saturday, local media said, and will be . . .

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