Nicolas Maduro: I will be the first in Venezuela to get vaccinated against COVID-19

# 12:51
17 August 2020

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said he'll be the first to get vaccinated when a COVID-19 vaccine arrives in the country, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“I am pleased that Russia will be the first country in the world to vaccinate its population”, Maduro said in a televised speech on Sunday.

“There will be a time when we all get vaccinated and the first to be vaccinated is me. I'm going to get the vaccine, I'm going to set an example”, he added.

Maduro said the government would then vaccinate healthcare workers, elderly people, and those with health conditions.