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Kyrgyzstan Requests 500,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine From Russia

BISHKEK (Sputnik) – Kyrgyzstan has requested from Russia 500,000 doses of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Kyrgyz Health Minister Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said on Wednesday in an interview with the national Birinchi radio broadcaster.

“The Kyrgyz leadership has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin. We requested 500,000 doses of the vaccine”, Beishenaliev said, adding that the country received the consent of the Russian health ministry and the issue will be resolved in the near future.

According to the minister, the epidemiological situation in the country remains difficult and it is necessary to start mass vaccination to return to normal life.

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