Guatemala wants reimbursement from Russia for missing COVID vaccines – .

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Guatemala wants reimbursement from Russia for missing COVID vaccines – .


The Guatemalan government is demanding a refund of tens of millions from Russia for the country’s inability to deliver doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus.

Officials in the Central American country said they paid Russia more than $ 80 million for eight million doses of the Russian-made vaccine, but only received 150,000 doses in the past three months as COVID cases have increased, according to a report.

Guatemalan Health Minister Amelia Flores said the country had given the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which markets Sputnik V to the world, three weeks to deliver the remaining doses.

A spokesperson for RDIF told Reuters earlier this week that new shipment would arrive in Guatemala soon.

“Another plane with Sputnik V is expected to arrive in Guatemala this week, with the next arriving early next week to continue fulfilling obligations regarding the contract,” Gleb Bryanski, director of special projects at RDIF, said in a statement. emailed to Reuters. .

Guatemalan Minister of Health Amelia Flores at a press conference in Guatemala City on July 2, 2021.
Guatemalan Minister of Health Amelia Flores at a press conference in Guatemala City on July 2, 2021.
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Russia has delivered only a fraction of its 896 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine promised to other countries, according to a report.

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