On the morning of this Tuesday, December 29, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported that the Venezuelan government has just signed a contract with Russia to begin massively, and without discrimination, administering the Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine.
The immunization against the coronavirus pandemic will benefit 10 million people in its first phase, the high-ranking Venezuelan official said from Caracas.
#HaceMinutos || Vicepdta. @drodriven2: Debemos resaltar que Venezuela está aportando a Rusia para la vacuna, mediante la realización de la fase 3 del ensayo clínico. Es muy importante el paso adelante que dio Rusia con la vacuna que es segura, es un paso firme, un paso adelante. pic.twitter.com/mpxQH9Pxja
— Vicepresidencia Vzla (@ViceVenezuela) December 29, 2020
“The people of Venezuela have the right to receive this vaccine and have the resources to start the process,” said Rodríguez during a meeting with the Russian ambassador.
Last Sunday, December 27, the vice president said that the head of state, Nicolás Maduro, continues to take steps to unlock resources destined for fighting the pandemic in the country.
Featured image: Photo courtesy of VP Office.