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January 16, 21 - 6:07 pm - LABS

Second batch of Russia’s Sputnik vaccine arrives in Argentina

Argentina received this Saturday the second batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Reuters reported. Now, the country can follow the second part of the two-dose program aimed at inoculating front-line health workers.

Brought by a special flight from Aerolineas Argentinas, 300,000 doses of the vaccine arrived from Moscow.

They will be used to complete the Sputnik treatment program that began in late December. More doses are expected to arrive in Argentina later this month and in February.

This week, Paraguay became the eighth country outside Russia to approve the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute. Other countries to approve emergency use of the vaccine include Bolivia, Venezuela, Algeria and Serbia.

Argentina’s Minister of Science Roberto Salvarezza said via his Twitter account on Saturday that the highly contagious variant of the new coronavirus from te UK had been detected in a traveler who arrived in Argentina from abroad.