Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine

Published On: August 15, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

MOSCOW, Aug 15: Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry.

Russia has said the vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute and the first for the coronavirus to go into production, will be rolled out by the end of this month. Some scientists said they fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety.

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