Peruvian ministers meet with China’s Sinopharm delegation

A medical worker extracts the recombinant novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine into a syringe in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on March 24, 2020. The first batch of 108 volunteers received inoculations after a clinical trial of the novel coronavirus vaccine in China kicked off on March 16. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/]. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

LIMA, Sep 15, 2020, ANDINA. Peruvian Ministers Mario Lopez (Foreign Affairs) and Pilar Mazzetti (Health) received a delegation from the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm to know the progress of its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in Peru, ANDINA reported.

Held on Monday at the Foreign Affairs Ministry headquarters in Lima, the meeting featured Chinese Ambassador to Peru Liang Yu, as well as rectors of Cayetano Heredia and San Marcos Universities.

During the gathering, the participants reaffirmed that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a national objective.

The Chinese scientific delegation arrived on September 2, bringing the COVID-19 vaccine doses for the Phase 3 clinical trials.

6,000 volunteers have been recruited in Peru in order to participate in the immunization phase.

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