a A helicopter of the Uruguayan Air Force carrying vaccines for the Coronavirus had an accident This Thursday. At least three people were wounded, only seriously I lost all the doses I was taking.
The Defense Ministry and Rocha Health Director Diego Pintado said so About 300 doses of the vaccine are from the Pfizer lab That was transported by helicopter to that department, where a fire broke out as a result of the accident.
Pintado stated that the vaccines came in two boxes and were intended to vaccinate people over the age of 80.
The Ministry of Defense said in a statement The helicopter was down after suffering a mechanical failure As it was flying over Rocha County, forcing the three crew members to make an emergency landing.
“As a result, the helicopter caught fire and suffered heavy losses,” the memo added, adding that “the injuries of the crew members were not serious, but they are still under surveillance.”
The Air Force has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
Uruguay is going through the worst moments of the epidemic, with record numbers of injuries and deaths recorded, so the authorities decided yesterday to suspend lessons in person until the mass holy week, close state offices and cancel public shows until April 12, among others measures aimed at curbing infection.