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The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken , said this Wednesday that his government could announce “as soon as tomorrow” the distribution plan for the 80 million vaccines against covid-19 that it will share with the countries most affected by the pandemic.
“In a few days, perhaps as soon as tomorrow, President [ Joe Biden ] will be announcing in more detail the plan he has consolidated to distribute 80 million vaccines around the world,” Blinken said at the end of a two-day tour of Costa. Delicious.
“We will do everything in coordination with Covax [WHO mechanism], based on science and the needs of the countries, without any political consideration,” added the head of US diplomacy.
The announcement was made during a meeting at the United States Embassy in Costa Rica, the country where he arrived to dialogue with various representatives of the region on migration, democracy and human rights issues.
On Tuesday, Blinken had already raised the issue, although it said the announcement would be made in a maximum of two weeks.
“We look forward to the distribution and we hope to be included in this plan, which will be of great benefit to the most affected countries,” said the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado.
At this time, Costa Rica is the sixth country with the highest contagion rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, with 596 cases, according to AFP data.
On Tuesday afternoon, at a ceremony at the Presidential House in the Costa Rican capital of San José, Blinken urged Central American countries to defend democracy to alleviate illegal migration to the United States.
Later, he met with representatives of member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA).