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2021-02-21T16:00:01+00:00

Argentina health minister forced fo resigned amid Covid-19 vaccine scandal

Argentina health minister forced fo resigned amid Covid-19 vaccine scandal
Gines Gonzalez Garcia Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Gines Gonzalez Garcia, Argentina's health minister, resigned on Friday following reports that people had been able to use connections to access Covid-19 vaccines to which they were not entitled.

Garcia said in a letter posted on Twitter that individuals were able to sidestep proper procedure for vaccinations due to "unintended confusion" in his office while he was away.

Earlier this month, Peru's health and foreign ministers quit and its former president was placed under criminal investigation after reports of hundreds of Peruvian officials and others receiving vaccine doses outside of clinical trials and before the national immunization program began.

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