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Armenia ready to produce Russian coronavirus vaccine

16.04.2021 112 просмотров

Armenia is ready to launch production of 100,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine per month.


Armenia is negotiating with Russia on setting up production of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on its territory and declares its readiness to produce up to 100,000 doses of the drug per month. Artak Kamalyan,

“I know that these discussions have been ongoing since December last year and are still ongoing. As far as I know, Armenia is ready to provide a platform for the production of approximately 100,000 doses per month. I hope that these negotiations will end soon,” Artak Kamalyan is quoted by the Armenpress agency.

Earlier, the Minister of Health of Armenia, Anahit Avanesyan, reported that Moscow and Yerevan had reached agreements on the acquisition by the republic of 1 million doses of Sputnik. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview Pavel Zarubin for the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the TV channel “Russia-1”.

15 thousand doses of this already drug arrived in Armenia on April 8. The authorities said they would be vaccinated for healthcare workers, people with chronic diseases, employees and clients of social institutions aged 18 to 55. Earlier, Russia had already sent a small batch of vaccine to Armenia, which made it possible to start vaccinating healthcare workers involved in the fight against coronavirus on March 11.

Armenia also uses the drug AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca), the first batch of 24,000 doses of which entered the country under the COVAX program on March 28. On April 13, it began vaccinating citizens over 55 with chronic diseases and healthcare workers.

The situation with the spread of coronavirus in the republic continues to be tense. Several hundred new infections are recorded every day, and often the daily increase exceeds 1,000. According to the latest data, the total number of people infected in Armenia has reached 207,103 (about 7% of the population), 3,835 people have died from complications caused by the infection. Since September 11, 2020, quarantine has been introduced in the country, a mask regime is in effect, however, all organizations, shopping centers and restaurants, as well as public transport are working.

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