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Kyrgyzstan plans to purchase Russian coronavirus vaccine

06.04.2021 95 просмотров

Kyrgyzstan intends to purchase the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia for 118,000 people.

Kyrgyzstan intends to purchase from Russia a batch of the Sputnik V coronavirus drug, sufficient to vaccinate 118,000 people. This was announced on Tuesday at a briefing in Bishkek by the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of the Republic Ulukbek Bekturganov.

thousand people,” he said. According to the Deputy Minister, the parties are currently preparing a package of necessary documents.

Sputnik V was officially registered in Kyrgyzstan in February. The issue of the production of the drug in the territory of the republic is being considered. As the head of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said on Monday, 215 million soms (about $2.5 million) were allocated from the budget for the purchase of Sputnik V.

On March 19, the country received the first 150 thousand doses of the Chinese drug Sinopharm, vaccination began on March 29 . The Republic also expects to receive another 2.6 million doses of vaccines within the framework of the international mechanism COVAX (“Kovax”). Earlier, an agreement was reached on the supply of the drug to the Anglo-Swedish company AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca).

In Kyrgyzstan, where almost 6.5 million people live, two outbreaks of the disease caused by the coronavirus were recorded in a year. The first was at the end of June last year, when doctors registered from 900 to 1.6 thousand cases of infection daily. The second was at the end of last year, when the number of new infections was about 300 per day. The state of emergency declared in March 2020 continues to operate in the country. According to the latest data, only 644 people were vaccinated against coronavirus in the republic in eight days.

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