Bolivia received its first batch of Sputnik V vaccines. This makes it the second country in Latin America to use the Russian-made vaccine in its fight against covid-19, announced the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The shipment, a total of 20,000 doses of vaccines, arrived in the Bolivian city of La Paz on Thursday, the ministry said in a statement.

On December 30, Russia signed an agreement with Bolivia to provide the South American country with sufficient doses of the Sputnik V vaccine for 2.6 million.

Argentina was the first country in the region to administer the use of Sputnik V vaccines, according to the Russian Fund for Russia’s Direct Investment. Argentina began vaccinating its citizens with Sputnik V in late December, according to its president Alberto Fernández.

Several Latin American countries have also reached agreements with Russia to import the vaccine. On Tuesday, Mexico said that the Sputnik V vaccine will be delivered to the country “soon,” while Venezuela also signed an agreement with Russia to buy it in late December.

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