Maduro receives first dose of Russian vaccine
Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores on Saturday received their first dose of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.
Details: Both Maduro, 58, and Flores, 64, said they felt fine after receiving the vaccine. They must get their second doses in 21 days.
- A peer-reviewed analysis of a large clinical trial published in the medical journal the Lancet found the Russian vaccine to be 92% effective.
What's next: Maduro said that Venezuela will start vaccinating its population with China's Sinopharm vaccine on Monday.
- The country received 500,000 doses last week and will get another 10 million doses in April.
By the numbers: Venezuela has reported 141,356 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1,300 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
- But, but, but: "Many opposition politicians and medical personnel question those statistics, arguing the true toll is likely far higher due to a lack of testing," Reuters writes.