Peru to produce Sputnik V vaccine locally starting in 2023
Peru's President Pedro Castillo has announced a plant to manufacture the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 locally will be set up in the country, for which the government has allocated US $ 705 million worth of funding.
Castillo explained the move aimed at helping the country go through a third wave of the disease.
“As a result of negotiations between the Peruvian government and the Russian government, the installation of a Sputnik vaccine production plant in the country has been coordinated,” Castillo said in a broadcast message.
After the announcement, Castillo passed on the microphone to Health Minister Hernando Cevallos to elaborate on the details. The minister told the press that the plant will start operations in 2023.