Egypt is interested in Russian vaccine against coronavirus
Egyptian authorities have confirmed their interest in the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. This was reported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, reports TASS.
The interest of the Egyptian side in the drug became known following the meeting of the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov with the Minister of Trade and Industry of Egypt Nevin Gamea. The possibility of both the supply of the vaccine and the localization of its production in the country is being considered, the department noted.
Earlier, some Turkish media reported about the country's refusal to purchase a Russian vaccine against coronavirus. Later, the head of the Turkish Ministry of Health, Fahrettin Koca, explained that the drug must undergo proper laboratory practice in toxicology. “If everything is successful, I can say that there will be no problems,” he said.
To date, two vaccines against COVID-19 have been registered in Russia. The first drug to be registered was Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya Center. It went into production on August 15th. On October 14, President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of EpiVacCorona from the Vector Center. Citizens from the risk group and doctors will be the first to receive the vaccine.