New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced that the country has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19. Also Read - Tougher Fines For Breach of COVID-19 Quarantine Come Into Force Across England
This makes Russia the first country in the world to register a COVID-19 vaccine, since the outbreak of the virus last year in China’s Wuhan. Also Read - Mzansi Super League 2020 Postponed to Next Year Due to Coronavirus
“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered” in Russia, Putin said during a televised video conference call with government ministers. Also Read - Balika Vadhu Director Ram Vriksha Gaur Sells Vegetables in UP's Azamgarh And Has no Regrets
He also informed that said that one of his daughters was inoculated with new Russian coronavirus vaccine. “One of my daughters had this vaccine. I think in this sense she took part in the experiment,” Putin added.
Earlier, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko had said that clinical trials of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry were over.
The Russian Defence Ministry had said that a “final medical examination” of participants in clinical trials of the vaccine took place on August 3 at the Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital.
“The results showed that all volunteers had a clear immune response resulting from vaccination. There were no side effects or abnormalities in the work of the volunteers”, a statement released by the ministry read.