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Belarus reveals production timeframe for Russian anti-COVID vaccine 

08:04, 23 November 2020
Belarus reveals production timeframe for Russian anti-COVID vaccine  Photo: Cadu Rolim/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Belarus will produce the first batch of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus this year, said acting Belarus Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich.
 
The republic will begin large-scale vaccine production next year, he said.
 
In laboratory conditions, the first batch, I am sure, will be ready this year, Pinevich said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.
 
Before that, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to organize the production of a vaccine against coronavirus using Russian technologies.
 
The proposal was supported by the Russian side.
 
Russia approved its first Russian vaccine against coronavirus on August 11 after a successful stage of clinical trials. Now a post-registration period of research is underway involving 40,000 volunteers. This phase will finish by the end of 2022.
 
The second domestic vaccine, EpiVacCorona, was registered on October 14. Its production has already begun. The next step is the registration of the third vaccine developed at the Chumakov Center.