Russian COVID-19 vaccine arrive to Venezuela
Published: 06:15 PM, 19 October 2020
Thousands of doses of the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine have arrived to Venezuela, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said this in a speech on Sunday.
Maduro said thousands of doses of the Favipiravir antiviral have arrived to Venezuela. He also mentioned that this medicine is especially efficient for the treatment of patients in severe condition.
Maduro added that the medicine will be free for Venezuela.
Earlier, Russia took the initiative to send the Russian Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine to Venezuela in early October.
Authorities said that Venezuela will take part in the third phase of testing for the vaccine and also plans to set up the vaccine’s production.
Russia became the first country in the world to register a COVID-19 vaccine on August 11. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleia Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.