Montenegro to receive 40,000 doses of Russian Sputnik V in coming days – minister

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ST. PETERSBURG, June 6. / TASS /. Montenegro expects to receive about 40,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V jab in the coming days, Minister of Economic Development Jakov Milatovic told TASS on the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum’s sidelines.

“We expect some 40,000 vaccine doses from Russia in the following days,” he said.

According to Montenegro’s minister, the country has already received 10,000 doses of Sputnik V from Russia. Currently, four vaccines are used in the republic: Russia’s Sputnik V, British-Swedish AstraZeneca, US Pfizer and the Chinese company Sinopharm’s jab. The minister mentioned that it enabled to inoculate 30% of the population aged over 18, while the share of those vaccinated continued growing.

Milatovic also drew attention to the stabilizing epidemiological situation in Montenegro. “We only have 600 active [COVID-19] cases across the country, which is 0.1% of the population, while some areas of the republic, such as coastal areas, are almost completely free of coronavirus,” he went on to say.

Milatovic noted that Montenegro’s government had taken necessary measures amid the start of the tourist season, including the health protocols adoption to maintain epidemiological safety. “It stipulates vaccination of those employed in the tourism sector,” the minister said.