The Telesur television channel has announced a batch of 400,000 doses of Russian jab Sputnik V COVID-19 to Bolivia.
Bolivian President Luis Arce and Russian Ambassador Mikhail Ledenev attended the cargo arrival ceremony at Cochabamba International Airport.
"We need to accelerate vaccination in the country," Bolivia's president said as he accepted the drug. He urged citizens to get immunized against COVID-19 and to strictly adhere to sanitary safety precautions. "We are fighting hard [against the pandemic], and we need [active] participation and commitment from the people of the country to gradually address this issue," Arce said.