Covid: 10,000 Sputnik V vaccines arrive in West Bank

PNA health minister says 2 mn additional doses bought

04 February, 12:30

    (ANSA) - TEL AVIV, 04 FEB - Ten thousand doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrived at Ben Gurion airport on Thursday to be transferred during the day to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).

    Health minister Mai Alkaila confirmed the shipment from Moscow, and said its doses should be sufficient to vaccinate 5,000 people.

    The Palestinian government has also purchased two million vaccine doses, the arrival of which is "expected in Palestine between the 14th and 20th of this month and they will be able to vaccinate one million people", said Wafa news agency referring to a statement by Alkaila.

    The health minister said priority will be given to medical personnel, the elderly and the chronically ill, and the vaccinations will take place in 45 centres spread throughout the West Bank and Gaza.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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