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DILI, 04 january2021 (TATOLI)— The Coordinator for COVID-19 Ministry of Health, Odete Viegas da Silva, said, Timor-Leste is set up to implement the AstraZeneca vaccine to the community under the risk for the transmission of COVID-19, to make a rapid prevention.

“The State and Government effort following the recommendation from the World Health Organization for the three types of vaccines, but among the three, one is appropriate with our situation in Timor-Leste. The National Commission for the Vaccine is preparing the procedure before implementing the vaccine,” Odete Viegas to the Journalist during the Press Conference at Caicoli Dili.

Covishield the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and drug manufacturer AstraZeneca, and Timor-Leste decided to use the AstraZeneca since Ministry of Health has the support from the partners such as GAVI, CEPI, WHO and UNICEF.

She said the vaccine for covid-19 will protect the community from the disease.

At this point she appeals to the public to trust the health individuals to prevent the coronavirus within the country.

“With regards to the number of active cases that continue to rise in our country,we require the public to cooperate with the Ministry of Health, comply with the emergency measure that has been declared and prevention measure from the protocol of Ministry of Health which has been issued by the WHO,” she said.

Journalist: Felicidade Ximenes

 Editor: Agapito dos Santos


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