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Nikol Pashinyan says Armenia trusts Russian vaccine

11.04.2021 43 просмотров

Armenia has great confidence in the Sputnik V vaccine.

The Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V enjoys great confidence in Armenia, and Yerevan needs to supply about a million doses of this drug. About this in an interview with Pavel Zarubin for the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the TV channel “Russia-1” said the Prime Minister of the Republic Nikol Pashinyan.

“The first batch arrives in Armenia, this is 15 thousand doses, but we need about millions. And the President of Russia and I agreed that Armenia would receive it. Today, the prestige of the Russian vaccine, especially Sputnik V, is on the rise in the world. And in Armenia, they also have great confidence in this vaccine,” he said.

Nikol Pashinyan also added that he was very pleased with the negotiations with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin >, which took place on April 7 in Moscow. “We had a very busy agenda. We effectively discussed all issues of bilateral relations, regional issues, security issues, a lot of issues related to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. I am very pleased,” he stressed.

The first batch of 15,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was delivered to Armenia on Thursday morning. Minister of Health of the Republic Anahit Avanesyan told reporters that the Armenian side paid $142,500 for the delivered batch.

Since September 11, 2020, quarantine has been introduced in Armenia. The country has a mask regime, while all organizations, shopping centers and restaurants, as well as public transport, work. In mid-March, Nikol Pashinyan stated that the situation with the spread of infection in the country is serious, and called on fellow citizens to strictly observe anti-epidemic standards. In recent days, the daily increase in the number of infected people has exceeded 1,000. According to the latest data, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Armenia has reached 202,817 (about 7% of the population), 3,735 people have died from complications caused by the infection.

Earlier, Russia sent a batch of the Sputnik V drug to Armenia, which made it possible to start vaccinating medical workers on March 11< /a> involved in the fight against coronavirus. According to the latest data, 600 people have already been vaccinated. On March 28, the first batch of 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine (AstraZeneca) also arrived in the republic as part of the COVAX program.

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