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Brazil health ministry says plans to order 30 million more Coronavac doses

A man works in the packaging facility of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a government-organized media tour in Beijing

Brazil’s health ministry said on Friday it intends to buy 30 million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine to be produced locally by the Butantan public health institute and delivered between October and December.

The ministry said it has already ordered 100 million of the vaccine together with Butantan to be delivered by September.

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Desiderio Fernández is our correspondent from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His core expertise lies in investigative journalism with previous assignments in Mexico and Cuba. He has 26 years of experience in this field.

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