Slovak Deputy Prime Minister Receives 1st Shot Of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine - Reports
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Wed 28th July 2021 | 02:10 AM
PRAGUE (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 28th July, 2021) Slovakia's Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Igor Matovic has received his first dose of the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, national media reported on Tuesday.
The purchase of the Russian vaccine was initiated by Matovic earlier this year, during his tenure as the country's prime minister. The decision to obtain Sputnik V without the approval of the European regulator received massive backlash, which resulted in Matovic's resignation. The new cabinet, headed by Eduard Heger, was approved on April 1, with Matovic assuming the role of the deputy prime minister and the head of the finance ministry.