has placed a preliminary order of 600,000 doses of vaccine for 300,000 people, equal to the 10% of the population, Health Minister Arsen Torosyan told a government sitting today.

The order has been made through an international procurement platform, and the possible delivery of the finally approved product is expected in mid-spring.

According to the Minister, the calculations are conservative, because it’s unclear what the demand will be at the time of delivery.  The quantity will be increased if needed.

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