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Syria receives first shipment of Russian shots - report

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By Reuters
Assad vaccinated as Syria receives first shipment of Russian shots - report
Assad vaccinated as Syria receives first shipment of Russian shots - report   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

(Removes reference to Assad’s vaccination following Interfax correction)

MOSCOW – Syria has received a first shipment of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Syrian ambassador to Russia.

Ambassador Riad Haddad did not say how big the shipment was but said the vaccine was now being administered to the public after doctors and the country’s senior leaders were among those to get the first shots.