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Argentina: Plane lands in Buenos Aires with another 300,000 doses of Russia's 'Sputnik V' COVID vaccine
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Argentina: Plane lands in Buenos Aires with another 300,000 doses of Russia's 'Sputnik V' COVID vaccine

Argentina, Buenos Aires
January 16, 2021 at 19:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

An Aerolineas Argentinas plane arrived on Saturday morning at Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, with 300,000 doses of the Russian 'Sputnik V' coronavirus vaccine.

The plane, an Airbus 330-200 with a crew of 20 people on board, took off from Moscow-Sheremetyevo airport on Friday, and it took a total of 16 hours and 31 minutes to reach the South American country.

"The truth is that we are very happy to be part of this process that humanity is carrying out to be able to defeat this virus that is making our lives so complicated," said Pablo Ceriani, president of Aerolineas Argentinas.

The shipment was the second of its kind, after another 300,000 doses arrived in Argentina on December 24, with a mass vaccination campaign kicking off in all provinces of the country, starting with health care workers, five days later.

Argentina: Plane lands in Buenos Aires with another 300,000 doses of Russia's 'Sputnik V' COVID vaccine
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An Aerolineas Argentinas plane arrived on Saturday morning at Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, with 300,000 doses of the Russian 'Sputnik V' coronavirus vaccine.

The plane, an Airbus 330-200 with a crew of 20 people on board, took off from Moscow-Sheremetyevo airport on Friday, and it took a total of 16 hours and 31 minutes to reach the South American country.

"The truth is that we are very happy to be part of this process that humanity is carrying out to be able to defeat this virus that is making our lives so complicated," said Pablo Ceriani, president of Aerolineas Argentinas.

The shipment was the second of its kind, after another 300,000 doses arrived in Argentina on December 24, with a mass vaccination campaign kicking off in all provinces of the country, starting with health care workers, five days later.