Covid-19: Peru's ex-leader accused of jumping vaccine queue tests positive

Source: BBC

Peru's former president, Martín Vizcarra, has tested positive for coronavirus six months after he said he had been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Mr Vizcarra confirmed the positive test just days after he was banned from public office for allegedly jumping the queue to receive the vaccine.

He is one of dozens of public officials embroiled in the "vaccinegate" scandal.

Mr Vizcarra said he was a volunteer in a trial, but the university hosting it said he asked to be vaccinated.
Only 2.5% of Peruvians have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine so far and the country is going through a second wave, registering record numbers of cases and deaths in recent weeks.



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