First shipment of Sputnik V vaccine doses on the way to the Philippines

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After logistical difficulties hampered the previously scheduled delivery, the first shipment of 15,000 doses of the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V is en route to the Philippines.

In a post on social media, Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos Sorreta announced the vaccines will arrive in Manila by Saturday.

“First shipment of Sputnik V vaccines (15,000 doses) left today, 29 April, from Moscow and should be in Manila by 1 May,” said Sorreta.

“More to come in the next weeks and months,” he added.

The vaccine jabs were originally scheduled to arrive on April 25, but the delivery was rescheduled to April 28, before Malacañang confirmed the arrival of the doses would be once again delayed. It claimed that the lack of direct flights from Russia and the difficulty of keeping the vaccines in sub-zero temperatures were the reasons for the delay.

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