First Sputnik order costs US$4M

Government is spending approximately US$4 million to acquire the expected 200,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, according to President Irfaan Ali, who on Friday reiterated that his administration is not sparing any effort or resource in ensuring that the entire population is immunised against COVID-19.

“This is of the utmost priority for me. Personally, I am taking this one as a task in ensuring that one, our population is vaccinated; [and] two, as quickly as possible, we can return our country to some level of normal and get out of this pandemic,” Ali said.

Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of an event held at State House, Ali noted that Guyana is slated to receive 200,000 doses of the Sputnik vaccine next week.