Peru Covid-19 vaccine scandal: foreign and health ministers resign, ex-president under fire for China Sinopharm trial claims

Peruvian Foreign Minister Elizabeth Astete said that she resigned after acknowledging she received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine from China’s Sinopharm, outside clinical trials and before the national immunisation programme began.Just a day earlier, President Francisco Sagasti said he accepted the resignation of Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti due to a scandal over former president Martin Vizcarra having also received an early vaccination.Vizcarra, who was ousted by Congress in November over…

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