Belarus to participate in 3d phase of Russian coronavirus vaccine trials  

  25 August 2020    Read: 1160
Belarus to participate in 3d phase of Russian coronavirus vaccine trials  

Under an agreement reached by Belarus and Russia in a phone call, Belarus will be the first foreign recipient of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, the Belarusian presidency said on Monday. 

Belarusians will also take part in the third phase of trials on a voluntarily basis, a presidential statement said.

On Aug. 1, Russia announced its first vaccine against coronavirus.

Russian officials have confirmed that a mass vaccination could begin as soon as October. Russian President Vladimir Putin said his daughter has already been given the vaccine.

Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko also discussed the latest situation in Belarus and on its borders.

 


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