The Itagua City Hospital nurse Mirian Arrua received the first shot of the campaign's first phase in which intensive care professionals will be prioritized.
"Today is a historic day. It fills us with hope and conviction to overcome the pandemic," said Mazzoleni as he estimated that the entire population will be immunized by the second half of 2021.
So far, Paraguay has only 4,000 Sputnik V doses available. On Thursday, the first lot arrived in the country after health authorities purchased one million doses from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
Evolution of cases in Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, since 100th confirmed case. pic.twitter.com/zYXa1PLeZ9