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Russia to register world’s 1st vaccine by August 12

Russia to register world’s 1st vaccine by August 12

MOSCOW: Russia plans to register a coronavirus vaccine by August 10-12, clearing the way for what its backers say would be the world’s first official approval of an inoculation against the pandemic. 

The drug developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund may be approved for civilian use within three to seven days of registration by regulators, according to a source. 

The vaccine is expected to get conditional registration in August, meaning it will still need to conduct trials on another 1,600 people, deputy PM Tatyana Golikova said in a meeting of officials on Wednesday. “Production should begin in September.”