A airplane carrying 300,000 extra doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine towards the coronavirus has landed in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires to permit the nation to finish immunization of its frontline medics.
The refrigerated containers with the vaccine had been delivered on Saturday from Moscow by a particular flight of the Latin American nation’s flagship provider, Aerolineas Argentinas.“Those new doses represent the second component needed to conclude the vaccination after the first stage,” Gines Gonzalez Garcia, Argentina’s well being minister, wrote on Twitter.Llegaron al país 300.000 nuevas dosis de vacunas para continuar con el Plan Estratégico de Vacunación que pusimos en marcha junto a cada provincia del país. pic.twitter.com/OiUoImRBI4— Gines González García (@ginesggarcia) January 16, 2021The supply shall be used to finish the two-shot Sputnik V vaccination program for the medics, who’re engaged on the forefront of Argentina’s battle towards Covid-19. The nation has thus far seen greater than 1.78 million confirmed instances and over 45,200 deaths associated to the virus.Argentina started its vaccination marketing campaign on December 29 after the primary batch of the Russian vaccine, additionally containing 300,000 doses, arrived within the nation. More than 200,000 jabs have already been administered.
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Moscow and Buenos Aires have signed a contract for 10 million doses of Sputnik V, with extra deliveries anticipated in Argentina later this month and in February.On Friday, Argentina’s neighbor, Paraguay, joined Bolivia and Venezuela to turn into one more Latin American nation to approve Sputnik V to be used in its immunization drive.Think your mates would have an interest? Share this story!