Russian authorities confirmed this Thursday that they plan to ship more than 130 million doses of their vaccine against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, to Latin America.
Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI) director Kiril Dimitriev said Moscow will “keep delivering more and more doses of the vaccine to Latin American countries,” saying the 32 million shipped to Mexico on Wednesday will be seen followed by more than a hundred million to other countries in the region.
Dimitriev has stated in detail that the authorities will announce this broadcast this Friday. “Tomorrow we will announce another agreement with one of the major states in Brazil and it will be big news. We will announce that they will buy 50 million doses of the vaccine from us,” he said.
Official sources of the Health Secretariat of the Brazilian state of Bahia told the Russian news agency Sputnik on Wednesday that an agreement had been reached with Moscow to test this vaccine, making it the second time behind Paraná.
Russia officially registered its first vaccine against the coronavirus on August 11, developed by the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and known as Sputnik V. The vaccine would produce immunity for up to two years, according to the RFPI.