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Vaccination of the population against COVID-19 has started in Kyrgyzstan

29.03.2021 111 просмотров

The head of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan announced the start of vaccination against coronavirus in the country.

Vaccination of the population against coronavirus infection will begin on Monday in Kyrgyzstan. This was announced at a press conference in Bishkek by the Minister of Health and Social Development of the Republic Alymkadyr Beishenaliev.

“Vaccination will start today,” he said. According to him, the population will be vaccinated with a drug from the Chinese company Sinopharm, 150,000 doses of which have entered the country. “I will be the first to vaccinate,” the minister promised. Vaccination in Kyrgyzstan will be carried out free of charge and on a voluntary basis, first in the capital, Chui and Osh regions.

First of all, as planned, medical workers, teachers, law enforcement and law enforcement agencies will receive the vaccine. “The Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive before May or June,” said Alymkadyr Beishenaliev.

At the end of last year, Bishkek sent an application to Moscow to receive the Sputnik V vaccine, about its production in Kyrgyzstan. The republic also expects to receive another 1.3 million doses of vaccines within the framework of the COVAX program (Kovax), an agreement was previously reached on the supply of the drug from the Anglo-Swedish company AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca).

In Kyrgyzstan, in which is home to almost 6.5 million people, two outbreaks of 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.

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