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Guatemala Becomes Third Central American Country to Approve Russia's Sputnik V COVID Vaccine

Sputnik News

13:04 GMT 25.02.2021(updated 13:06 GMT 25.02.2021)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Guatemala has become the third Central American country to register Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Thursday.

"The vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorisation procedure. Guatemala has become the 37th country in the world to approve Sputnik V," the RDIF said in a press release.

"Guatemala is the third country of Central America to approve the use of Sputnik V. The safe and effective Russian vaccine is widely recognised around the world as one of the key tools to bring the pandemic to an end soon," RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev added.

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