Gov’t orders 200,000 doses of Sputnik vaccines – -initial batch expected in two weeks

Guyana has moved to purchase 200,000 does of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and an initial tranche of 50,000 is expected within a two-week period as logistics are currently being worked out.

The announcement was made by Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony on Friday and came almost one week after President Irfaan Ali revealed that discussions were ongoing with Russia for the supply of 300,000 doses of the vaccine.

During Friday’s COVID-19 update, Anthony reiterated that the government has been engaging with Russia to acquire the vaccines directly. “We have been engaging the Russian institutions pertaining to the Sputnik vaccine and we are working to get some Sputnik vaccines directly from them,” he said.