Press TV, Caracas
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro says 500,000 doses of China's Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine arrived in the South American country this week, along with protective material for medical personnel. An official source reported that everything was part of a donation.
As the Bolivarian Republic confronts illegal US sanctions that have weakened its economy and capacity to tackle the deadly virus, the socialist president says that the Chinese vaccine will reinforce his government's ongoing efforts to protect the population. Venezuelan officials back Maduro's statement.
Venezuela continues the fight against COVID-19 with the help of foreign friends such as China, Russia, and Iran. Officials say this fight proves the country's socialist revolution will go on despite brutal US sanctions aimed at blocking it.