Russia approves first coronavirus vaccine: Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia's coronavirus vaccine has been registered; his daughter is among those inoculated

    11-Aug-2020   
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia has approved first coronavirus vaccine. He added that daughter has been vaccinated.
 
As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise, scientists and medical experts are making accelerated efforts to develop a vaccine fit for human use.
 
According to reports, currently, there are more than 160 vaccine candidates in different stages of production and 27 of these have reached the human trials.
 
With Putin officially making the announcement, Russia today became the first country in the world to launch its very own coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine created by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca was early considered one of the frontrunners in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
 
Russia currently has two COVID-19 vaccine candidates in the race. Russia will reportedly begin producing the vaccine soon and already has plans for a massive, country-wide vaccine drive.