Russia plans to start clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine within next 2 weeks, Health Minister says

Russia plans to start clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine within next 2 weeks, Health Minister says
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Clinical trials of a vaccine against the coronavirus in Russia are planned to begin within the next two weeks, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"We should understand that the effect of inoculations used for preventing [the coronavirus] should be safe for the population, these tests are underway today, and we plan to begin clinical trials within the next two weeks," Murashko said during a video address dedicated to cancer treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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