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Bolivia’s President to Take Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine in Show of Confidence

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivian President Luis Arce will take the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to protect himself from the coronavirus later this month when the country kicks off its vaccination program, his spokesman said on Thursday, January 14th.

Russian sovereign fund RDIF said on Decmber 30th it had agreed to supply Bolivia with enough of its two-dose Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to immunize 2.6 million people. An initial shipment of the vaccine is expected to arrive in the Andean nation in late January.

“The president is going to be vaccinated,” spokesman Jorge Richter told a local television . . .

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