Syria will request supplies of the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 and will negotiate with Moscow on this issue. Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad told about it.
“As I understand it, this vaccine is not yet available on the international market, but we are going to discuss with the Russian authorities when it will be able to enter Syria,” RIA Novosti quoted him on October 7. According to Assad, this issue is very important.
Damascus intends to request supplies of the Russian vaccine, he stressed. Speaking about the volume of the vaccine, Assad clarified that it depends on the available amount of the drug.
“We also need to discuss how much we need with the Syrian health authorities …. Everyone in Syria is interested in the Russian vaccine and when it will be available,” the president of the republic explained.
On the eve, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the need for Russia to establish industrial production of a vaccine against coronavirus infection.
On October 1, it became known about the beginning of clinical trials of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 in Belarus. They run in eight medical institutions in the country.
The world’s first coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, was registered in Russia on August 11.