Assad vaccinated as Syria receives first shipment of Russian shots – report

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syria has received the first shipment of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Syrian ambassador to Russia.

Syrian President Bashar Assad was inoculated with the vaccine, ambassador Riad Haddad said.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Alison Williams)



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