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El Salvador getting its first vaccine from India


PTI, Feb 17, 2021, 11:43 AM IST

San Salvador: El Salvador’s government says the Central American country will receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from India on Wednesday.

The office of President Nayib Bukele says the shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive on a flight from India.

Bukele’s office says the first doses will be used to vaccinate health care workers.

The office did not say how many doses will be in the shipment but said it will be used to vaccinate “thousands” of health care professionals.

The country has recorded about 58,000 novel coronavirus infections and 1,758 deaths from COVID-19 so far in the pandemic.

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