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Russia likely to have 3-4 coronavirus vaccines, says its health minister

11 Jul 2020 08:59, Somoy English Desk
Russia likely to have 3-4 coronavirus vaccines, says its health minister
Russia likely to have 3-4 coronavirus vaccines, says its health minister

The government of Russia expects that the country will have at least three or four effective vaccines for the coronavirus. 

Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko made the disclosure in a televised interview on the Russian channel Rossiya’24 on Thursday, reports news agency Tass.

"I think that a bit fewer number of vaccines will make it up to industrial production, but we expect that at least three to four vaccines will be available on the territory of the Russian Federation," he said. 

The minister had earlier announced to have 17 promising vaccines for the coronavirus in the country.

As of Friday, Russia has recorded 707,301 confirmed cases from coronavirus, with 481,316 patients having recovered from the disease. 

Russia’s latest data indicates 10,843 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation. 

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