The Philippines is expecting the arrival of the first batch of ordered anti-COVID vaccine Sputnik V from Russia's Gamaleya drugmaker at about 5 p.m. this Saturday.
COVID-19 testing czar Secretary Vince Dizon told "Super Radyo dzBB " that after delays in the delivery of the 15,000 doses of Sputnik V due to logistical limitations, the batch is in transit and is expected to touch down at about 5 p.m. today.
Sec. Dizon: Unang batch ng Sputnik V na galing sa Russia, darating sa bansa bandang 5:00 pm. https://t.co/Jl7zdrja0g— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) April 30, 2021
Due to logistical limitations -- such as direct flights and required storage facility -- Sputnik V's arrival had been delayed.
Earlier, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that "challenges" hampered the arrival of the vaccine. —LBG, GMA News