Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was ready to be the first to test a vaccine against coronavirus infection developed in Russia, since he fully trusts Russian scientific research.
“When she arrives, I will present the public with proof of my vaccination, so that there is no gossip, I will inject,” TASS quoted the head of state as saying to the nation.
Duterte also asked the head of the Ministry of Health Francisco Duque to discuss with the Russian government a possible transfer of vaccine production technology, RT reports.
Earlier on August 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters had experienced the Russian coronavirus vaccine on herself, reports NSN.
Putin also announced the registration in Russia of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine. The President expressed hope that the mass production of the drug will begin in the near future, and also stressed that vaccination should be carried out on a voluntary basis.
On July 25, the Chumakov Federal Research and Development Center for Immunobiological Preparations of the Russian Academy of Sciences submitted an application for participation in the WHO international tender for the supply of a vaccine against coronavirus.
At the same time, on July 22, Murashko said that the vaccine against this infection, created by the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, could receive a registration certificate in the first ten days of August, the 360 TV channel reports. According to him, its effectiveness against COVID-19 is there, and safety has already been confirmed.
The spread of the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. In March, WHO announced a coronavirus pandemic.