India to receive first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on May 1

India will receive a first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 on May 1, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, said on Monday. He did not say how many vaccines would be in the first batch or where they would be made. India, in the grip of a second… Read More India to receive first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on May 1

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro receives first dose of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores have received their first dose of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Venezuelan state television reported on Saturday, while the country received a second shipment of the vaccine. Images of both Maduro and Flores receiving their doses were broadcast on state television. Maduro said he felt “fine”… Read More Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro receives first dose of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Moldova approves use of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Moldova’s medicines agency on Friday approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine while President Maia Sandu was accused by her Moscow-friendly predecessor Igor Dodon of blocking Sputnik’s use in the country, which Sandu’s office denied. Moldova’s Medicines and Medical Devices Agency authorised two vaccines registered for emergency use by the World Health Organization – Pfizer/BioNTech, and a… Read More Moldova approves use of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Scientists say Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 92% effective in fighting coronavirus

Scientists gave Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine the green light on Tuesday saying it was almost 92% effective in fighting COVID-19 based on peer-reviewed late-stage trial results published in The Lancet international medical journal. Experts said the Phase III trial results meant the world had another effective weapon to fight the deadly pandemic and justified to… Read More Scientists say Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 92% effective in fighting coronavirus

Argentina receives second batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

The second batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine arrived in Argentina on Saturday, allowing the South American country to apply the second part of the two-dose program aimed at inoculating front-line health workers. Some 300,000 doses of the vaccine arrived from Moscow on a special flight of flag carrier Aerolineas Argentinas. They will be… Read More Argentina receives second batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Guinea kicks off coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V vaccine

The West African nation of Guinea has begun administering coronavirus vaccines, making the country among the first on the continent to roll out the vaccinations, an official said on Thursday. Ministers were seen on television receiving their doses at the presidential palace on Wednesday evening. They were reportedly injected with Russia’s Sputnik V shot, a… Read More Guinea kicks off coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V vaccine

Argentina begins coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V vaccine

Argentina began to vaccinate its citizens against the coronavirus on Tuesday using 300,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine delivered last week, the government said. Latin America’s third largest economy has been hard hit by COVID-19, logging nearly 1.6 million cases of the disease and 42,868 deaths. Fears of a second wave are growing.… Read More Argentina begins coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V vaccine