Russia to start preparing first batch of COVID-19 vaccine for Belarus

Russia to start preparing first batch of COVID-19 vaccine for Belarus
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  • calendar-gray 15 September 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered to make preparations for the delivery of the first batch of Russian COVID-19 vaccine "Sputnik V" to Belarus, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on the outcomes of the talks between both leaders in Sochi, APA reports citing TASS.

"[Putin and Lukashenko] have put a special focus on Belarus’ participation in the third stage of clinical trials of the Russian vaccine ‘Sputnik V’. Putin gave the corresponding orders to prepare the first batch of the deliveries to Belarus," the spokesman stated.

He noted that the sides "attach great importance to cooperation in this area."

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