The Embassy of Russia in Panama announced this Saturday that the Ministry of Health (Minsa) and the Russian Fund for Direct Investment are holding negotiations regarding the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.
The announcement details that these negotiations are being held by both countries directly through a virtual format.
On February 4, it was announced that the Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Francisco Sucre
, had addressed a note to the head of the Direct Investment Fund of Russia Kirill Dmitriev, in which he made the request for 3 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine
, with the aim of immunizing 1.5 million people against the coronavirus
(two doses per person), and they hope to receive it in March 2021.
In the note Sucre
indicated that "the Government of Panama, through the Directorate of Pharmacies and Drugs, is ready to issue the authorization for the emergency use of the Sputnik V vaccine