Bolivian President Luis Arce said that the country’s authorities have signed a contract for the supply of 5.2 million doses of the Russian vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus. The speech of the head of state was broadcast on the Unitel TV channel.
According to Arce, the first batch, which will contain about 1.7 million doses of the vaccine, will arrive in the country at the end of March. The second batch is expected at the end of April, the rest will be delivered in May.
“We also managed to get our Russian friends to send us about 6,000 doses by the end of January, which we can immediately use to protect the most vulnerable groups of the population,” Arce said.
RDIF confirmed the conclusion of an agreement with the General Directorate for Procurement and Supply in Healthcare of Bolivia. The report of the Russian fund says about the supply of 2.6 million doses of the vaccine. It is noted that thanks to the contract, more than 20% of the population of this country will be provided with the vaccine.
Also on Wednesday began an experiment on vaccination with the Russian drug “Sputnik V” in Guinea. For these purposes, the state was provided with 60 doses of the vaccine.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova spoke about the differences between Russian anticancer vaccines.