The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, urged the rich countries of the world to turn their help to the rest of the nations to fight the covid-19 pandemic, and reduce the impact that the virus is causing among the most vulnerable population.
“It is very important that rich countries help less privileged countries with resources to combat the pandemic and thus reduce the impact on the most vulnerable population,” said the president in his speech at the Global Goal Unite summit, an event this Saturday. where world leaders and global organizations committed themselves to more resources to support the fight against covid-19.
The commitment is to make treatments, tests and vaccines, when available, accessible to everyone, everywhere in the world.
The Salvadoran ruler pointed out that “no country was prepared for a challenge as great as this, humanity was not prepared for a challenge like this, but together we can win the battle against this virus.” The head of state reiterated that this is “a fragile moment for the world, but it is also the opportunity to demonstrate what we are made of, that despite the distancing, our hearts must be close to those who need it most.”
Since the start of the pandemic, El Salvador has taken actions such as the closure of its borders with neighboring countries and the San Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. This measure has been favorable to the Government, since “it considerably reduced the impact of COVID-19 among Salvadorans.”
Likewise, last Sunday the first phase of the El Salvador Hospital was inaugurated, with 400 Intensive Care Units (ICU) in which patients with positive diagnoses of the disease are already being treated.
This pandemic was also joined by natural phenomena such as two tropical storms that strongly impacted the population.