“We are at a perfect moment for people to return to normalcy,” Alaba said, stressing the need to ensure survival measures, especially in the context of the Easter holiday.
The official added that as part of the national immunization campaign that began on February 17, about 120,500 Salvadorans have already received the first dose of the Govt-19 vaccine.
To date, first- and second-line medical personnel, members of the Armed Forces, the Directorate General of Civil Defense and teachers from the public sector have been vaccinated and will return to classrooms on April 6.
The second phase will give priority to those over 50 years of age and those suffering from chronic diseases.
The El Salvador government plans to vaccinate 4.5 million people by the end of this year, and so far 1.1 million doses have been purchased from India, China and the World Health Organization’s Kovacs mechanism.
Since the outbreak of the disease in March 2020, health officials in El Salvador have confirmed 64,000 cases of Govt-19, with 2,000 deaths officially attributed to the disease.
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