This will be the second state guarantee for the airline's bank loan this month, after another, of around one million euros, to pay overdue wages, and the fourth guarantee for emergency loans since November.
Through the Covax platform - the government of Cape Verde maintains bilateral contacts to access other supplies - the first vaccine to arrive in the country will be that of Pfizer, which will be applied to health professionals “who are at the forefront” of combating pandemic. It follows, he explained, still in “March or early April” the delivery of more than 100 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
This is a break that contrasts with the Government's forecast (for the whole year, revised in July), which pointed to a decrease of less than 50% in 2020.
The 27 give the 'green light' to the proposal presented last December 10 by the community executive, who announced on that date that he had adopted a proposal for the Council to simplify the rules for visas with Cape Verde.
"No country in the world will be safe until everyone is safe," says Prime Minister António Costa.
The inclusion of new markets will allow the platform to access more than 178 billion people, as it almost doubles the number of countries and territories where it is present, which will reach XNUMX.
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