Mumbai: The world’s first COVID-19 vaccine has been registered in Russia on Tuesday, Sputnik reported.
“As far as I know, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection was registered this morning,” President Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with the government.
“I hope that we will be able to start mass production of this drug in the near future, which is very important,” he continued.
The President also said that one of his daughters had been given a shot at COVID-19 vaccination.
“One of my daughters got vaccinated. In fact, she participated in an experiment. After the first vaccination, she had a [body] temperature of 38 degrees [Celicius, 100 degrees F], which was over 37 the next day [ Degree], that’s all, “he said.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Health Minister Mikhail Murashko has informed that the COVID-19 vaccine from the Russian Microbiology Research Center Gamalaya has been registered. He said that the vaccine proved to be safe and effective.
According to the latest global update from Johns Hopkins University, a total of 20,092,855 people tested positive for coronavirus and 736,254 people have died so far.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on March 11.