Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that he is ready to be the first person to be injected with the coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia, he told reporters Tuesday when asked about registration of the world's first coronavirus vaccine in Russia, APA reports citing TASS.
"I will be the first to take the vaccine when Serbian specialists say it’s good. I am happy if Russians created a vaccine that was expected before November. Our specialists must just confirm to us that it is safe and reliable. It is important that the vaccine appears as soon as possible because it will save our economy," he noted.
Earlier on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had registered the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus worldwide. Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko informed that the vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
On Monday, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte also volunteered to test the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus on himself during a televised address to the nation.