Russia's Sputnik vaccine expected to arrive within days: Palestinian official
February 26, 2021
Middle East

Russia’s Sputnik vaccine expected to arrive within days: Palestinian official

RAMALLAH (WEST BANK) – A Palestinian official said on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority was slated to receive Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine shortly.

Last week, the Palestinian Authority’s health ministry issued an “emergency approval” for administering Sputnik in the occupied West Bank where the Palestinians have limited self-rule.

According to an Israeli official, the first batch of 5,000 units of the vaccine could arrive in the West Bank on Tuesday.

But Hussein Al-Sheikh, PA minister for civil affairs, said the delivery would not take place on Tuesday, adding that it would happen within days.

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