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Argentina Approves Russian Vaccine With Plane Waiting in Moscow

  • First nation outside former Soviet Union to approve Sputnik
  • Airplane awaiting cargo of shots in Moscow to fly home
Phase III Trials of Russia's 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 Vaccine
Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Argentina approved the emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine to combat the spread of Covid-19, becoming the first nation outside the former Soviet Union to authorize the shot.

The government decision on Wednesday came as an Aerolineas Argentinas plane awaits a cargo of vaccines to be loaded in Moscow before returning to Buenos Aires.