El Salvador to donate COVID-19 vaccines to 7 Honduran municipalities.

By Eddie Galdamez  |  Monday, May 10th, 2021
Nayib Bukele
President Nayib Bukele

Sunday night, President Nayib Bukele announced that El Salvador would donate COVID-19 vaccines to seven municipalities in Hondurans to be used on the most at-risk population.

“Contact these 7 Honduran mayors. Tell them that the Minister of Health of El Salvador, Francisco Alabi, will receive them this coming Tuesday at 2 pm. Our country will help them with COVID-19 vaccines to immunize the population most at risk in their municipalities,” wrote President Bukele.

The tweet by Bukele came in response to a video that went viral. In the video, seven Honduran city Mayors ask president Bukele to help them with COVID-19 vaccines.

“The doses that we will donate will not affect at all the rate of vaccination in El Salvador (which is at the maximum of our human capacity). The scheduled shipments of vaccines that we will receive soon leave us a wide enough margin to donate some” expressed President Bukele.

Health minister Francisco Alabi confirmed that he would hold the meeting with the seven Honduran mayors and pointed out that El Salvador is always willing to extend its spirit and solidarity actions with the other countries of the Central American region.

“Solidarity is a value that should characterize us as Central American brothers. President Bukele, we will support our neighbors in Honduras in this vaccination process. We all came out of this pandemic, working together,” wrote Alabi.

The situation in Honduras is increasingly worrying because the number of deaths and infections in 2021 is higher than 2020. According to health statistics, the vaccination process in Honduras is slow. As of today, only about 1% of its 9.5 million inhabitants have been immunized against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, El Salvador has maintained an excellent vaccination rate and already has guaranteed doses for its entire population. As of today, over one million Salvadorans have received at least one COVID-19 shot.

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