Russian Federation says it's registered 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, working on a 3rd

  • Russian Federation says it's registered 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, working on a 3rd

Russian Federation says it's registered 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, working on a 3rd

The officials stated that thousands of people from diverse backgrounds are needed for the trials so as to ensure the vaccine efficacy for the whole population.

"Today, two Russian vaccines are in the clinical trial (stage), while another one is registered", Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted Murashko as saying on Tuesday during a conference at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. "For us, it's important that any vaccine be cleared by the World Health Organization, but discussions are ongoing".

In August, Russia became the first country in the world to register the vaccine against COVID-19, created by the Gamaleya Institute.

Russian Federation said this week that late-stage clinical trials for its first vaccine, Sputnik V, has started in the United Arab Emirates.

It aims to support vaccination of up to a billion people.

YouTube said it would be announcing more steps in the coming weeks to emphasize authoritative information about COVID-19 vaccines on the site. Golikova said Wednesday that 13,000 volunteers have so far enrolled in the studies of the Sputnik V vaccine. The worldwide criticism didn't stop Russian Federation from promoting Sputnik V overseas. The Russian Direct Investment Fund said Abu Dhabi's health ministry will oversee the trials. He described the offer as a response to popular demand: "Some colleagues from the United Nations have asked about this, and we will not remain indifferent to them". Russian Federation has the world's fourth largest coronavirus caseload with over 1.3 million infections. On the same day, Russia's coronavirus crisis centre said 239 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 23,205.

Russian Federation on Wednesday reported more than 14,000 new cases, its highest daily figure to date.