The Health Ministry is speeding up the acquisition of medicines as the number of cases is still growing exponentially.
“We are in discussions with five laboratories for the purchase of those doses and by the first half of 2021 we will have covered 90 percent of the population,” he said.
“At the end of August, we will conduct clinical trials for the Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine and six thousand volunteers will take part in the research,” he added.
The President mentioned that it normally takes six months to acquire the batches once the medicine is ready. However, the Health Ministry will speed up the process as the number of cases and deaths is growing exponentially in the country.