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Guinean leaders receive jabs of Russian Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine

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The Speaker of the National Assembly of Guinea, Amadou Damaro Camara, and several ministers have been inoculated against COVID-19 with the Russian vaccine, Sputnik V.

In a report by Radio-Télévision Guinéenne (RTG), these dignitaries were, in turn, the first to be vaccinated by local health workers under the supervision of their Russian counterparts.

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The first phase of the vaccination, led by the National Health Security Agency (ANSS), involved 60 doses and would be extended to all those who wish to be vaccinated.

A second phase is planned for after 21 days. There are two million Sputnik V vaccines available in the West African country, according to Guinean sources.

Guinea has recorded 80 deaths in the various treatment centres.

Reported by PANA/NAN

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