(EFE) – A first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrived at the Maiquetía International Airport as part of the contract established between Venezuela and Russia for ten million doses.
As indicated Nicolas Maduro, in this first batch the first 100 thousand doses of the Russian vaccine.
The batch was received by the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza; the Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado; and the Russian ambassador in Caracas, Sergey Mélik-Bagdasárov.
The vaccine will be applied to health personnel, then to teachers and then to We are Venezuela members, a government movement that distributes aid and does political proselytism in the country, Maduro explained.
Venezuela has been the scene since the beginning of the Russian vaccine clinical trials, whose effectiveness is 91.6%, according to the results of the third phase.
On the other hand, Maduro has denounced the resource lock of his government frozen abroad to buy a batch of vaccines.
Caracas has addressed the United Nations Organization (UN) to release the funds blocked by the sanctions and thus begin the mass vaccination of its population.
In this sense, the Venezuelan opposition assured that it is willing to “Search for resources” to acquire vaccines against COVID-19 from the mechanism Covax, a platform coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO).