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Juan Zeballos presumably allowed some members of his family to receive the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Ecuadorian Attorney General's Office Thursday opened an investigation against Health Minister Juan Zeballos over an alleged crime of influence peddling during the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process.
The investigation started after several complaints against the minister, who presumably allowed some family members to receive the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
The Popular Legal Action and Amapola Naranjo judicial groups denounced that the country's first day of the vaccination campaign took place in the private nursing home where Zeballos' mother lives in Quito.
"This weekend, local outlets reported Zeballos attended the exclusive geriatric Los Valles Hospital, where other family members and friends of his were also vaccinated," the groups assured in a joint statement.