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Batch of Russian Sputnik Light vaccine delivered to Kyrgyzstan

13.11.2021 41 просмотров

A consignment of humanitarian aid, which consists of 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine, was delivered from Russia to Kyrgyzstan on November 12. This was reported to TASS on Friday at the Russian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan.


"A shipment of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection Sputnik Light in the amount of 200,000 doses was delivered today to the airport in Bishkek," an embassy spokesman said.

According to him, the Russian government had previously allocated $1.2 million for the purchase of this batch of the Sputnik Light drug as part of the provision of gratuitous assistance to Kyrgyzstan in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

In April-May of this year, Russia provided Kyrgyzstan with 20 thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, another 80 thousand The Kyrgyz side purchased doses in June.

Mass vaccination in Kyrgyzstan began in the spring of 2021, several drugs are used for this, including Sputnik V and the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm. To date, 800,000 citizens of the republic have received both doses of the vaccine. Since the beginning of the pandemic in the country, which is home to about 6.5 million people, almost 182 thousand people have become infected with coronavirus infection, 176.5 thousand of them have recovered, 2,697 patients have died from complications.

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