“Portugal added to Guinea-Bissau a new batch of 100,000 vaccines against covid-19, together with the material necessary to make its administration viable, including syringes and needles, which were delivered by the Portuguese Embassy to the Guinean health authorities”, can read the statement posted on the diplomatic representation’s Facebook page.
Portugal has already offered Guinea-Bissau a total of 200,000 vaccines donated as part of the Portuguese political commitment to make at least 5% of its vaccines available to African Countries with Portuguese Official Language (PALOP) and Timor-Leste.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Guinea-Bissau, with about two million inhabitants, has registered a cumulative total of 6,444 cases of covid-19 and 149 fatal.
According to data from the Guinea-Bissau High Commission for Covid-19, the country currently has 14 active cases.
Covid-19 has caused at least 5,233,111 deaths worldwide, among more than 263.61 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the Agence France-Presse.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.
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