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CGTN published this video item, entitled “China’s Sinopharm vaccine arrives in Bolivia” – below is their description.
China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday. Bolivian President Luis Arce was at the airport when the shipment landed. He announced that a nationwide vaccination campaign will begin on Thursday, noting that health workers and those at higher risk from the virus will be given priority. As of February 23, Bolivia has reported 244,380 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11,508 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.CGTN YouTube Channel
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Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin.
The country’s population, estimated at 11 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Mestizos, Europeans, Asians and Africans. Spanish is the official and predominant language, although 36 indigenous languages also have official status, of which the most commonly spoken are Guarani, Aymara and Quechua languages.
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China National Pharmaceutical Group Corp. known as Sinopharm is a Chinese state-owned enterprise. The corporation was the indirect major shareholder of publicly traded companies Sinopharm Group, China Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shanghai Shyndec Pharmaceutical and Beijing Tiantan Biological Products.
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