Sputnik V first tranche to arrive in India tomorrow

First consignment of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia is expected to arrive in India tomorrow. The rollout of Russia vaccine may augment India’s third phase of vaccination drive which is to begin from tomorrow as well.

Indian envoy to Russia Bala Venkatesh Verma said India expects between 150,000 to 200,000 ready-made vaccines to be available very quickly in the early part of May.

Diplomatic sources told ANI that India will get a substantive number of vaccines in the first tranche and supply will continue in installments. India is expecting 5 million vials of Sputnik vaccines by next month.

CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev earlier told a TV news channel that Sputnik vaccines will be delivered to India on May 1.

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