Armenia receives first batch of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

Armenia receives first batch of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

The first batch of 15,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has been delivered to Armenia, Russian Embassy Counselor Pavel Kurochkin said.

"Today, we have met the first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine purchased by Armenia at Zvartnots Airport together with the leadership of the National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention of Armenia’s Health Ministry. These are 15,000 vaccine doses, which, as far as I understand, will be used to inoculate the population groups at risk. This is a continuation of a large-scale support provided by the Russian Federation to Armenia," the office of Russia’s Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation in Armenia quotes Kurochkin as saying.

According to the latest data, the number of infected people in Armenia has reached 198,898, 3,647 people have died from COVID-19 complications, TASS reported.

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