MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Monday that the first batch of coronavirus vaccine has been shipped to Belarus for testing.
Vaccinations of 100 volunteers will begin on October 1 and will be funded by RDIF, the fund said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously promised to provide Belarus with a loan of $ 1.5 billion and a coronavirus vaccine.
In August, the Sputnik V vaccine produced by the N.I. N.F. Gamaleya received a registration certificate from the Russian Ministry of Health, becoming the first registered coronavirus vaccine in the world.
Earlier, RDIF negotiated the supply of vaccines to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Mexico, Brazil and India.
(Gleb Stolyarov. Edited by Anastasia Teterevleva)