Aug 01, 2020 22:12 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 01, 2020 22:37 Asia/Tehran]
  • Russia to begin wide anti-coronavirus vaccinations by October

Russia will begin wide anti-coronavirus vaccination by October this year and will prioritize medical workers and teachers in the country, according to local news agencies on Saturday, citing the health minister Mikhail Murashko.

Iran Press/Europe: The COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute, has completed clinical trials, Murashko said, adding that the documents for vaccine registration is under preparation, according to CGTN.

On Saturday, a total of 5,462 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Russia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 845,443, official data showed. 

The death toll in the country now stands at 14,058. So far, 646,524 patients have recovered from the disease in the country.

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