The Yeni Şafak newspaper reported that Turkey has approved the production of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V.
According to the member of the scientific council on coronavirus, Dr. Afshin Emre Kayipmaz, tests were carried out in the country at the stage of drug production. As a result, the firm involved in this process was approved.
The epidemic situation in Turkey worsened in April. Because of this, Russia until June 1 has limited air traffic with this country, and the Russians who return from there before May 1, Rospotrebnadzor proposed to be tested twice for coronavirus. The second country where the number of people infected with COVID-19 has skyrocketed in recent weeks is Tanzania.
Earlier it was reported that Slovenia intends to purchase the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine without waiting for its approval in the European regulator.
The European Union can purchase the Russian vaccine when it is tested. Let us remind you that the examination procedure at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which approves vaccines for use in the European market, the Russian “Sputnik V” has been undergoing since March 4.