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Putin says Russia approves second COVID-19 vaccine

Russia in August became the first country to grant regulatory approval for a COVID-19 vaccine

Reuters , Thursday 12 Nov 2020
Bottle of COVID-19 vaccine in Russia
File Photo: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Russia flag in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020 (Reuters)
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Russia has granted regulatory approval to a second COVID-19 vaccine, President Vladimir Putin said at a government meeting broadcast on state television on Wednesday.

Russia in August became the first country to grant regulatory approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, doing so before large-scale trials were complete, to the concern of some in the global scientific community.

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