After months of strict restrictions on movement and incentives to get vaccinated to combat a stubborn outbreak since late April, daily infections are starting to wane across Timor-Leste.
The health authorities reported on Monday 766 active cases nationwide.
This is the first batch of vaccines offered by Portugal, which has pledged to donate three million doses to Timor-Leste and African Portuguese Speaking Countries (PALOP), the statement said.
So far Timor-Leste has received a total of 363,580 doses from AstraZeneca and 100,000 from Sinovac.
As of Monday, 250,644 people (33.2 % of the population over 18) received the first dose of the vaccine and 56,627 people (7,5 %) have already completed the vaccination.