Several more countries to register Russian vaccine against COVID-19 soon, diplomat says

TASS Russian News Agency | Jan 21, 2021 at 2:56 PM

MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. The Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus will be registered in several more countries in the next few days, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

"To date, the Russian vaccine has been registered, besides Russia and Belarus, in Serbia, Argentina, Bolivia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan. In the next few days several more countries will be added to this list," she said.

The spokeswoman also reported that on January 22 the World Health Organization will begin a preliminary procedure for a registration application of Sputnik V.

On August 11, Russia became the first worldwide to register the vaccine against the coronavirus which was named Sputnik V. The preparation was developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry. Sputnik V is a human adenovirus-based vector vaccine.