Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday welcomed a shipment of nearly 2 million vaccines developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech. [Photo/CCTV.com]

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera speaks during the arrival of containers transporting the first batch of the Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine at the International airport of Santiago on January 28, 2021.

“Today is a day of joy, excitement and hope because, as you see behind me, there is the plane that brought a shipment of almost 2 million doses of Sinovac vaccines from China,” Pinera said after the aircraft landed at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in the capital Santiago.

Workers download containers transporting the first batch of the Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine at the International airport of Santiago on January 28, 2021. [Photo/CCTV.com]

Another shipment will arrive on Jan 31, bringing almost 2 million more Sinovac vaccines that will be used in the immunization drive, Pinera added.

He said the country will begin inoculations in February, and he plans to get vaccinated by the middle of the month.


The News is extract from CGTN and Xinhua.