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India likely to get its first batch of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine today

Sputnik V from Russia is expected to land in the country on Saturday.The Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is marketing Sputnik V globally, had stated earlier last month that the vaccines will start arriving in India from 1 May.“The first doses will be delivered on 1 May," RDIF chief executive officer Kirill Dmitriev said.

He had hoped that the Russian-made vaccine would help India mitigate the raging second wave of coronavirus infections.However, Dmitriev had not stated the quantity of the shipment or where they would be made.The Indian Ambassador to Russia, Bala Venkatesh Varma, also recently said that India will start vaccinating citizens with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine early in May.Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the company’s partner.

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