(EFE / Juan Ignacio Roncoroni)
Amid official fears that a second wave of infections may arrive in Argentina, on Monday, a new shipment of Sputnik’s fifth dose against the Corona virus will arrive in the country, which will allow the vaccination campaign to continue.
With the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere and with temperatures starting to drop in a large part of the national territory, the government fears that the virus will spread more quickly, so new restrictive measures have been prepared to curb tourism and intensify health controls.
“In many countries, with the onset of autumn, or even earlier, a second wave has begun, in many cases with very high levels of infections and deaths. The second problem is that COVID-19 has had new mutations and variants, some of which are more contagious and deadly. And the third is that there is a global shortage of vaccines, “the president explained Alberto Fernandez During a modern national series.
In this context, on Sunday afternoon a flight appeared on Sunday Argentine Airlines That would bring into the country a new party of Sputnik f, While it represents the eighth operation carried out by the El-Alam Company towards Russian territory.
The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200, registered LA-GIF, is intended for the transport of cargo and is identified by number AR1062It landed at 12:15 (local time), 18:15 in our country, at Sheremetyevo International Airport, having departed at dawn the same day from Ezeiza.
It is estimated that the plane will remain until about 6 am (0 in Argentina) to carry out the vaccine loading work, after which it will return to Buenos Aires, He is scheduled to arrive around 6:30 PM this MondayAfter 18 hours of non-stop flight.
The number of doses that will arrive has not been confirmed, but it has been estimated that they will be the same for the last time, at around 300,000.
The new operation comes after the arrival of the seventh flight from Moscow last Friday, with the aim of speeding up the immunization plan implemented by the government to combat the Corona virus.
About 2,472,426 people have already been vaccinated with the first doses, a number that exceeds the 2,234,913 infected people registered as of Saturday, according to the General Vaccination Monitor.
Since December, Argentine Airlines has been conducting special flights to bring vaccines into the country: So far, they have transferred a total of 2,799,000 doses of Sputnik V.
In addition, a flight was conducted to Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, in which 908,000 doses of the vaccine produced by Sinopharm arrived, so that the number of vaccines that have currently reached Argentina is 3,707,000.
At the same time, on Sunday, the doses of the previous flight, which arrived on Friday from Moscow, began to be transferred to the entire national territory. There are 330,000 doses of Sputnik V’s first coronavirus vaccine application, intended for people over the age of 70.
According to the standards set by the Ministry of Health, based on the number of residents in each region and the minimum packing unit, which is 600 doses for each preservative, this item has been allocated as follows: 127,800 doses for the province of Buenos Aires and 22,800 for the city of Buenos Aires.
In this way, the government will be able to continue with the vaccination plan (EFE / Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / Archive)
Other vaccines will be distributed as follows: 3000 to Catamarca, 9000 to Chaco, 4800 to Chubut, 27600 to Cordoba, 8400 to Corrientes, 10200 to Entre Rios, 4800 to Formosa, 6000 to Jujuy, 3000 To La Pampa, 3000 to La Rioja, 15000 to Mendoza, 9600 to Misiones, and 5400 to Neuquen.
In addition, 6,000 will be sent to Rio Negro, 10,800 to Salta, 6,000 to San Juan, 4,200 to San Luis, 3,000 to Santa Cruz, 25,800 to Santa Fe, 7200 to Santiago del Estero and 1800 to Tierra del Fuego, and 12600 to Tucuman.
With the idea of intensifying the vaccination rate in the short term, and after the agreement that would allow the arrival of 3 million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, the government was speeding up the details to achieve a quick arrival of that shipment.
After signing the contract with China, representatives of the two parties are working on adjustments to the process that will unify Buenos Aires and Beijing in the coming days.
In recent national channels, the president noted, “This year we must take care of ourselves while advancing the largest vaccination plan in our history, regardless of political or social differences, in a coordinated manner with 24 jurisdictions and with the entire Argentine community.”
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