Coronavirus: Russia registers world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, Putin’s daughter vaccinated

First Published 11, Aug 2020, 4:54 PM

 Amid the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a coronavirus vaccine, touted as the world's first such vaccine, too.
 

<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated.<br />
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated.
 

<p>Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday (August 11), Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus.</p>

Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday (August 11), Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus.

<p>Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests. He added that one of his two daughters has received a shot of the vaccine and is feeling well.<br />
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Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests. He added that one of his two daughters has received a shot of the vaccine and is feeling well.
 

<p>Russian authorities have said that medical workers, teachers and other risk groups will be the first to be inoculated.<br />
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Russian authorities have said that medical workers, teachers and other risk groups will be the first to be inoculated.
 

<p>Russia is the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine. Many scientists in the country and abroad have been skeptical, however, questioning the decision to register the vaccine before Phase 3 trials that normally last for months and involve thousands of people.<br />
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Russia is the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine. Many scientists in the country and abroad have been skeptical, however, questioning the decision to register the vaccine before Phase 3 trials that normally last for months and involve thousands of people.
 

<p>The President has asked health minister Mikhail Murashko to keep him informed about the COVID-19 vaccine, while at the same time noting that he knows "it works quite effectively" and "forms a stable immunity", according to Russian news agencies.<br />
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The President has asked health minister Mikhail Murashko to keep him informed about the COVID-19 vaccine, while at the same time noting that he knows "it works quite effectively" and "forms a stable immunity", according to Russian news agencies.
 

<p>"This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered" in Russia, Putin said during a televised video conference call with government ministers, as per news agency AFP.<br />
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"This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered" in Russia, Putin said during a televised video conference call with government ministers, as per news agency AFP.
 

<p>The announcement came in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 20 million people and killed nearly 750,000 worldwide, thus, crippling world economies.</p>

The announcement came in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 20 million people and killed nearly 750,000 worldwide, thus, crippling world economies.

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