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Russia to send Nepal up to 25 million Sputnik V vaccine doses: RIA

Published Date : January 12, 2021

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia intends to supply Nepal with up to 25 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian foreign ministry.

Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department Director Zamir Kabulov said, “I want to note that other countries in the region, such as Nepal, are showing great interest in the supplies of the Russian vaccine. A Nepalese pharmaceutical company has signed a memorandum with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, under which up to 25 million doses of Sputnik V can be delivered to the Himalayan republic.

In late-September 2020, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced that Nepal would receive 25 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, enabling 90 percent of the South Asian country’s population to have access to the vaccine.

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