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The crisis was triggered by a secret deal to acquire Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine orchestrated by the country's prime minister despite disagreement among his coalition partners. Richard Sulik, head of the Freedom and Solidarity party, said the situation in the coalition is so serious that "we can hardly continue this way. His party said unspecified changes in the government are needed for the coalition to continue.
Matovic said his country will get 1 million shots in the next two months while another million will arrive in May and June. Slovakia is the second European Union country to use the vaccine, which hasn't been approved by the European Medicines Agency, after Hungary. Slovakia has so far administered , shots of Western vaccines that it has received through an EU deal. To speed up what is considered a slow EU delivery, the country started to look for other options. Slovakia became the country with the most COVID deaths by size of population in the world amid a surge of a fast-spreading British coronavirus variant.