Venezuela to produce Covid-19 vaccines in alliance with Cuba

(Prensa Latina) Venezuela will begin Abdala vaccine production, one of the five vaccine candidates developed by Cuba, Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported.

Delcy Rodríguez on Thursday oversaw the operation of the Socialist Company for the Production of Biological Medicines in Caracas, in order to verify the necessary conditions for the vaccine preparation.

‘While the world is engulfed in an inequality and meanness process for people’s access to vaccines, here is Cuba giving its example and solidarity to Venezuela,’ Rodríguez said.

She pointed out that the parties also reviewed all aspects regarding Venezuelan volunteers´ involvement in the third phase of Abdala’s clinical trials, which should begin in coming weeks.

At the end of March, President Nicolás Maduro announced his decision to include the Cuban vaccine in the country’s vaccination campaig.

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