On Thursday, hooded people returned the lot at the Los Almendros health center. The boxes were sealed, but it is unknown whether the vaccines were kept at the required temperatures.
Health Minister Jeyson Auza regretted the theft and indicated that the doses cannot be used if the security protocols were not followed.
These vaccines were set to immunize people over 60 years of age and with basic diseases in Guayaramerin where new COVID-19 strains might be present due to the proximity to Brazil.
#GaleríaABI Autoridades nacionales verifican el almacenaje de las 200.000 vacunas #Sinopharm en instalaciones del Programa Ampliado de Inmunizaciones (PAI), para su próxima distribución a nivel nacional. �� Ricardo Carvallo pic.twitter.com/cDS9Ci7QWg