Venezuelan President Confirms Fifth Shipment Of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19
"The Minister of Health [Carlos Alvarado] was in Maiquetia [international airport in the state of La Guaira] receiving new doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V," Maduro announced on state television on Sunday.
In August 2020, Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against the coronavirus, dubbed Sputnik V, and developed by the Gamaleya research institute. So far, the vaccine has been approved for emergency use in 64 countries.
According to an interim analysis from a trial published in The Lancet medical journal, the vaccine has 91.6 percent efficacy. Meanwhile, the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reported that Sputnik V has 97.6 percent efficacy.