Sep 14, 2020
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Belarus will be the first country to receive the Sputnik V vaccine from the Russian Federation

Russian President Vladimir Putin, during talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, said that Belarus would be the first country to receive a Russian vaccine against coronavirus. This is stated on the Kremlin website.

As noted by Putin, the prime ministers of the Russian Federation and Belarus, and then the ministers of health, agreed on this earlier. The head of state added that the republic has already begun to participate in the last stage of testing a vaccine against COVID-19.

Recall that in August, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation registered the world's first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Electrochemistry and Manufacturing in conjunction with the RDIF. The drug was named "Sputnik V".

Earlier, the RDIF reported that more than 50 countries have already shown interest in the Russian vaccine.

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