(MERCO PRESS) -- Rio de Janeiro's iconic statue of Jesus Christ was the recipient of an advertising campaign in favour of coronavirus vaccines, which coincided with the news that Brazil would be receiving the key ingredients from China for the local production of immunizers.
President Jair Bolsonaro's politically incorrect approach to the issue had been blamed for China's reluctance to deliver the substances which are required to produce both the Astra Zeneca and the Sinovac jabs.
Although some believers found the display “blasphemous,” the truth remains that Rodrigo Cruz, executive secretary of the Brazilian Health Ministry, Monday said the Fiocruz medical research institute would receive two lots of AstraZeneca jab ingredients on Saturday. “The good news is that today I received confirmation that these two lots will be shipped on May 21. It’s enough to produce approximately 18 million doses,” Cruz told a congressional committee hearing on the Covid-19 crisis.
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