Paraguay's Covid-19 vaccination campaign kicked off on Monday with the inoculation of a 40-year-old nurse, a recipient of one of the 4,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V shot that have arrived thus far in that South American country.

Miriam Arrua was vaccinated by Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni at the National Hospital in Itaugua, a city 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Asuncion.