Cyprus agrees to buy Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Sputnik V

Government spokesman Kyriakos Kousios said that a deal has been made for Cyprus to acquire the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.

“It will be a bilateral agreement, this decision was approved a fortnight ago,” said Kousios, as reported by SigmaLive.

Kyriakos Kousios
Kyriakos Kousios.

The two countries reached an agreement for 50,000 doses.

However, as ERT reported, Cyprus is expected to make use of the vaccine when it receives approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Russia delivering Sputnik V vaccine all over the world – Channel 4 News

The vaccine has an effectiveness of 92%.

READ MORE: Cyclades MP: Tourists with a negative COVID-19 test or vaccine can come to Greece.