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Argentinean Government Agrees to Buy 25 Million Doses of Russian Vaccine

The Argentinean government announced on Wednesday morning that it has accepted a proposal from the Russian government to buy an initial 10 million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

The Argentinean government announced on Wednesday morning that it has accepted a proposal from the Russian government to buy an initial 10 million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. 

During a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentinean President Alberto Fernandez told local reporters that the vaccine, which would be given in two parts, could arrive as early as next month provided clinical trials are successful. The leftist leader added that if this happens, another 15 million doses would arrive in January 2021.

“We had a proposal from the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian [Direct Investment] Fund to see if Argentina was interested in having doses of the vaccine in the month of December and of course we said ‘yes,’” he said.

“They would be in a position to give us 10 million of each of the two doses – which the vaccine requires – [and] we can have them in December here and in the first days of January we could have, as they tell me, 15 million more,” President Fernandez added.

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