"I hold an excellent telephone conversation with President Putin. We agreed to push for a shipment schedule for more COVID-19 vaccine batches as soon as possible," Abdo tweeted.
The first 4,000 Sputnik V doses should arrive in this South American country early Friday morning, allowing vaccination to begin on Feb. 22.
These doses are destined for health personnel working in the frontline against COVID-19, said Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni.
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/J8dNK79rAd