President Vladimir Putin Tuesday announced that the vaccine underwent all necessary tests and effectively provided immunity to the novel coronavirus.
“I know it has proven efficient and forms a stable immunity. We must be grateful to those who made that first step very important for our country and the entire world,” Putin said,
Gamaleya Center's director Alexander Gintsburg reported that three companies are ready to produce the vaccine in the country. "Around 2 million doses would be produced by the end of 2020. These are tangible and good numbers," said Gintsburg.
Russian officials announced that clinical trials for the vaccine will soon kick off in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. The country’s authorities also stated Russia is set to produce 500 million doses of Sputnik V in the next 12 months.