Guatemala’s well being minister Amelia Flores mentioned on Tuesday that Guatemala hopes to obtain the primary batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus within the coming weeks, Reuters stories.
“They have already got the emergency registration to have the ability to enter the nation and we’re solely ready for the date, which we consider will likely be in just a few weeks,” Flores mentioned whereas leaving a gathering at Congress on Tuesday.
Guatemala had anticipated to obtain its first cargo of vaccines by way of Covax by the tip of this month, however that supply has been delayed.
Flores added that Guatemala can be anticipating to obtain the primary shipments of the Pfizer vaccine within the first week of April.
The Central American nation has recorded 172,000 optimistic instances of coronavirus and 6,315 deaths.