Argentine Airlines began its flights to Moscow at the end of December, and in the first two flights, 600,000 doses arrived in the country.
The second of two flights left Aerolinis Argentinas on Friday and brought in new shipments of the Sputnik V vaccine against the Coronavirus from Russia, and arrived on Monday after 20 years at Ezeiza airport to complete about a million doses with this shipment.
“About one million doses of Sputnik V vaccine are arriving in the country on two Aerolineas_AR flights from Moscow, Russia. The first plane landed (yesterday) in Ezeiza shortly before 20 hours, and the other will do so in the next few hours.” The Ministry of Health reported last night on its Twitter account.
Argentina receives a new shipment of Sputnik vaccines
About one million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine arrive in the country in two flights – Aerolineas_AR from Moscow, Russia. The first plane landed in Aziza shortly before 20:00, and the other will land in the next few hours. pic.twitter.com/BYmn5WXWad
National Ministry of Health (msalnacion) 1 March 2021
An Airbus 330-200, registered LV-FVI, departed this morning at 3.03 (ARST, 9.03 in Russia) from Sheremetyevo airport, as soon as the cargo storage operation was complete, with 20 people on board, and a crew of 10, among the pilots. And the co-pilot, who will take turns command of the ship, to be added to them 3 flight attendants, 4 mechanics, a person in charge of the ramp, one cargo and one for dispatch.
Yesterday at 7:53 pm, the first flight of the two planes that left Ezeiza on Friday arrived with more than 517,000 doses, while in the morning a batch of 96,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine arrived, totaling 904,000 doses. Who have already been in Argentina since last Thursday.
According to the Ministry of Health, With the new million doses of Sputnik V to be completed today, progress will be made in “vaccinating our health workers and those over the age of 70”.
Meanwhile, “With one million doses of Sinopharma received, the vaccination of first-grade, first, second and third grades teachers will begin, according to the criteria of each province.
“We are continuing to implement the most important vaccination plan in our history with the utmost speed. We continue to take care of our people,” said the portfolio, headed by Carla Vizotti.
With the arrival of this second flight, there were six flights by Aerolneas Argentinas to Moscow and one to Beijing, China, to transport vaccines, which began at the end of December.“
In the first two trips, 600,000 doses of Sputnik arrived in the country, while the third brought a shipment of 240,000 doses, of which 20,000 were diverted to Bolivia.
On the fourth flight, 400,000 new doses arrived in the country, and last Thursday the company’s first flight arrived from Beijing, China, containing 904,000 doses of the vaccine developed by the Sinopharm laboratory.
Now, nearly a million additional doses have been added between those two flights, 517,500 arrivals on the first flight that arrived last night and the one on this second plane.
In addition, last Sunday morning, 96,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine arrived at Ezeiza International Airport, on a KLM Air France cargo flight, which completed the expected million doses.