El Salvador to Donate Coronavirus Vaccines to Seven Towns

Salvadoran Health Minister Francisco Alabi, second left, accompanied by Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, right, begin to apply AstraZeneca COVID vaccines on the medical staff of the Atlacatl Medical Unit of the Salvadoran Social Security Institute in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador says he will donate coronavirus vaccines to seven towns in Honduras. He sees a need, and even though his own country’s vaccination effort is still struggling, has chosen to do the humanitarian thing and help out.

Bukele, apparently touched by appeals for help from these seven towns in neighboring Honduras reached out to them. These towns claim their government has turned a deaf ear on them during this time.

El Salvador has administered about 1.25 million shots, not nearly enough for the country’s 6.5 million people.