A video circulates on social media stating that Chinese crematory ovens were sent to Argentina. According to the publication, Argentina will use the vaccine produced by the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech and still makes an “alert” that, for using the same vaccine, São Paulo should also receive the ovens.
This information is false. It is not true that Chinese crematory ovens were sent to Argentina. The equipment, in fact, is a biomass oven aimed at dehydrating forage. Apisa, a company whose logo appears on the machines, specializes in forage dehydration, grain storage and biomass treatment.
ACLARIMENT | Els equips que apareixen en el vídeo són equipaments industrials fabricats a l’Aragó per a la deshidratació de farratges amb destinació a Romania. Res a veure amb el que s’insinua en aquesta piulada que, a més de totalment inexacta, considerem de mal gust.
— Port Tarragona (@PortTarragona) November 3, 2020
It is also false that the video was recorded in Argentina. The images were actually taken in Tarragona, Spain. In response to a tweet, local port authorities said the recording shows equipment that would be sent to Romania.
Regarding the statement about Coronavac being applied in Argentina, even if the country signed a memorandum of intent for the supply of the vaccine, it is not the only immunization option for the country. Argentina will also have one of the laboratories responsible for producing the AstraZeneca vaccine, developed in partnership with the University of Oxford. In addition, the government has also announced the purchase of doses of Sputinik V, an immunization produced in Russia, and has already declared an interest in Pfizer vaccines.
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