Most Vaccinated Nation, Seychelles, in Talks to Buy Sputnik Shot

Seychelles, which is suffering a Covid-19 surge despite vaccinating a greater proportion of its people than any other nation, is in talks to acquire supplies of Russia’s Sputnik-V shot.

The vaccine was authorized for emergency use on the Indian Ocean archipelago in March and 1,000 doses were donated, according to the Russian embassy in the Seychelles capital, Victoria, which confirmed the talks on Tuesday.

The country of 98,000 people has vaccinated 62.2% of its people with two doses of either Sinopharm or AstraZeneca Plc’s inoculation. Still. active cases more than doubled in the week to May 11 and 37% of those were people who had taken two doses of vaccine.

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