Maduro announces that Venezuela has received thousands of doses of antiviral Favipiravir from Russia

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In his speech, the Venezuelan president repeatedly praised the partnership with Russia to bring the Sputnik V vaccine to the South American country.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro celebrated this Sunday (18th) the arrival of thousands of doses of the antiviral Favipiravir for patients with COVID-19.

“The antiviral Favipiravir, which arrived from Russia, has a tremendous effect on the recovery of critically ill patients. Thousands of doses have arrived from Russia that are going to be delivered to the most serious patients in the country,” Maduro said during a speech.

Nicolás Maduro took the opportunity to celebrate the agreement made with Russia that guarantees a vaccine against COVID-19 for the South American country.

Venezuela participates in phase three of Sputnik V clinical trials, and will be the first country in South America to receive it.

Quarantine

The Venezuelan government announced on Sunday (18) that there were 347 new cases and five deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Given the figures, the president confirmed the reopening, starting on Monday (19), of several sectors of the economy. Namely, confectioneries, jewelers, pawnshops, florists, nurseries, perfumeries, liquor stores, beaches, parks, restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlors.

In the same way, the Land Transit Institute, the Administrative Service for Identification, Migration and Foreigners (Saime) and the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (SUNDEE) will start operating.

All these segments of the Venezuelan economy had been inoperative for seven months due to the quarantine that the country has maintained since March.

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