President Alberto Fernández celebrated the donation of 3,500,000 Moderna vaccines by the United States government, and thanked President Joe Biden for their joint decision to help other countries in the world and for working together in the fight against the pandemic. The two Aerolineas Argentinas flights, which will bring the donated doses, are already at the Memphis airport. They will arrive in the country this Friday night.
In this context, the Head of State reiterated that “the pandemic is a warning and, at the same time, a opportunity to move towards more equitable, more inclusive and just societies ”.
And he added that “this donation from the United States government is a very important contribution that marks a path of cooperation.”
This solidarity delivery of vaccines It is the most numerous to a single country in the region by the United States, and it is reached after the signing by the Executive Power on July 3 of a DNU that made it possible to enable an agreement with the Moderna Inc laboratory for the supply of 20 million doses of its vaccine against covid-19 or the doses vaccine equivalents for booster administration
The two Aerolineas Argentinas flights, the AR 1096 and the AR 1098, are already at the airport in the city of Memphis, the first arrived at 5.30 this Thursday while the second arrived at 19.52, ready to load the vaccines to be donated.
Aerolineas Argentinas flights are expected to return to the country in the afternoon. The first is scheduled to land in Ezeiza at 23:00 and the second at 23:05.