In the president’s view, the institution’s main concern at the moment is speeding up the arrival of the active pharmaceutical ingredient so that Fiocruz may manufacture the vaccines. The item is expected to come by February 8, but no fixed date has been officially announced, she said.
According to the ministry, 973,770 active cases are being monitored by health agents—up 11 percent from the previous update. The document also indicates that recovered patients in the country add up to 7,653,770.
The two million doses of AstraZeneca against COVID-19 that should arrive from India on Friday (Jan. 22) will be distributed across Brazilian states on Saturday afternoon (23).
Bolsonaro denied any political problem on the Brazilian government’s part with India and China, countries that manufacture both the vaccines and the so-called active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), which will be used in the production of CoronaVac and AstraVeneca in Brazilian territory.
The amount of people infected since the beginning of the pandemic went up to 8,697,368. From Wednesday to Thursday, health authorities reported 59,119 new positive diagnoses for COVID-19.