Bolsonaro: Brazil to buy 'promising' Oxford vaccine

Freitag, 07. August 2020 00:30

Brazil will purchase the world's "most promising" COVID-19 vaccine which is being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, President Jair Bolsonaro stated as the country faces one of the largest outbreaks of the disease in the world.

Bolsonaro added he set aside 1.9 billion reais ($356 million) to buy the vaccine. However, Brazil is also aiming to take part in the production of the vaccine, Bolsonaro stressed.

In July, Oxford and AstraZeneca stated that their vaccine creates an immune response to the coronavirus behind the ongoing pandemic.

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