Jordan announced its desire to buy Russian vaccine against COVID-19

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The Jordanian authorities intend to apply for the purchase of a coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. This was announced on Tuesday, August 11, by the Minister of Health of the Kingdom, Saad Jaber.

“The Kingdom will contact the Russian authorities about the coronavirus vaccine developed in Moscow <...> If the Russian vaccine is effective, Jordan will buy it,” Euronews quotes him.

Earlier that day, it became known that the administration of the Brazilian state of Parana will sign an agreement on the tests, production and distribution of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus.

On August 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of the first coronavirus vaccine in Russia. The drug was developed by the Center. N. Gamalei, it was named “Sputnik V” by analogy with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957.

The first recipients of the vaccine from the Gamaleya Center will be health workers and the elderly. The effectiveness of the drug will be assessed based on the results of the formation of population immunity.

A total of 1,268 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Jordan, according to the latest figures from the statistics bureau Worldometer, with 11 patients dying and 1,187 recovered.

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO announced a coronavirus pandemic.

According to Worldometer data, as of August 11, over 20.3 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered on the planet, more than 740 thousand people have died, and 13.2 million have been cured.

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