Sep 15, 2020
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UN Secretary General commented on registration of Russian vaccine against COVID-19

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres commented on the registration of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, answering the question whether the World Health Organization should recommend this drug.

According to RIA Novosti, Guterres said he expects WHO experts to study and evaluate possible vaccines from COVID-19 and further recommendations.

The UN Secretary General also called on all countries to support each other and WHO in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Recall that on September 9, Russia launched the post-registration phase of clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the NF Gamaleya Research Center for Electrochemistry with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

It was reported that Belarus will be the first country to receive the Russian coronavirus vaccine. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko agreed on this during the talks.

Earlier it became known that the World Health Organization predicts an increase in the number of deaths due to coronavirus in Europe in the fall. According to the latest data, the number of cases of COVID-19 infection in the world has exceeded 29 million. A total of 924,105 cases have died from coronavirus.

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