All about the 1st Covid-19 vaccine registered in Russia

While Russia has claimed that the vaccine has passed “all the necessary inspections”, the country has faced criticism from several quarters for rushing the vaccine development process and for not involving a large number of people in the trial before declaring it safe.

Russia says 20 countries have pre-ordered a billion doses

Kirill Dmitriyev, who heads the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said industrial production was expected from September and that 20 countries had made “preliminary applications for over one billion doses” of the vaccine, according to reports.

He said that along with foreign partners Russia was ready to manufacture 500 million doses of vaccine per year in five countries.

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