Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday received a first dose of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.
A video published by Maduro’s own Twitter account showed the president and his wife getting the shot in Caracas.
“They say you come out speaking Russian,” Maduro joked while waiting for the vaccine, wearing a face mask and a white t-shirt.
Moments after the video was published, state television showed the arrival of a second shipment of 100,000 doses of Sputnik V.
Maduro has said 60% of the doses from the first shipment of the Russian vaccine have been applied already, while the government will start distributing 500,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm shot next week.
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