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The second batch of Russian vaccine arrived in Armenia

12.05.2021 43 просмотров

Armenian authorities plan to purchase 1 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine from the Russian side


The Ministry of Health of Armenia received another batch of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, which will be provided to people at risk up to 54 years old. This was announced by the press service of the ministry on Wednesday.

“Last night, a batch of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived. It should be noted that the first dose of the same vaccine has already been distributed to primary health care facilities, and citizens at risk are being vaccinated. Sputnik V is intended for medical workers aged 18 to 54, chronically ill patients aged 18 to 54, residents of social care centers aged 18 to 54,” the report says.

The first batch of Sputnik V was delivered to Armenia in early April. The Armenian authorities say they want to buy about 1 million doses of this vaccine from the Russian side. The country also uses the drug AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca). At the moment, about 12 thousand citizens of Armenia have been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the republic is stabilizing. If at the end of April up to a thousand infected were recorded daily, during the last week the daily increase does not exceed 300-400. According to the latest data, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in Armenia reached 219,596 (about 8% of the population), 4,256 people died from complications caused by the infection . 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.

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