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India to use Sputnik V to vaccinate 360 million people

India to use Sputnik V to vaccinate 360 million people

New Delhi, May 10 (Prensa Latina) India will immunize 360 million people with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, the Zee News agency reported.
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The country will receive approximately 361 million doses until the end of March 2022, according to the news outlet.

The first shipment of 1.5 million doses of the vaccine arrived on May 1st, and the second batch, with the same amount, will arrive shortly, as per the source.

The country will receive 18 million doses of Sputnik V already prepared, three million in May, five million in June and 10 million in July.

The Russian Fund for Direct Investment, which finances the vaccine, signed agreements with five Indian companies to produce 850 million doses, which will also be exported to third countries.

Some 238 million doses will be produced in the country between June 2020 and March 2021.

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