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Russia/Serbia: First batch of Sputnik V vaccine supplied to Belgrade for clinical tests01:06

Russia/Serbia: First batch of Sputnik V vaccine supplied to Belgrade for clinical tests

International, Moscow/Belgrade
December 4, 2020 at 00:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage shows the first batch of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, being delivered to Belgrade, as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated in a televised address to the nation on Thursday.

According to his words, the 20 doses will be sent to the national health authorities for clinical tests.

"Our specialists are going to test it during the coming days or weeks and tell us whether we can accept it or not," he said.

Earlier on Thursday, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said the government is working to ensure access to Sputnik V for the population as soon as possible. She also stressed that Belgrade is interested in looking at possible joint production of the vaccine.

Dubbed the 'world's first' vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V is due to enter civilian circulation from the beginning of 2021. The product was registered by the Russian Health Ministry and is produced with the financial help of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

Russia/Serbia: First batch of Sputnik V vaccine supplied to Belgrade for clinical tests01:06
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Footage shows the first batch of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, being delivered to Belgrade, as Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated in a televised address to the nation on Thursday.

According to his words, the 20 doses will be sent to the national health authorities for clinical tests.

"Our specialists are going to test it during the coming days or weeks and tell us whether we can accept it or not," he said.

Earlier on Thursday, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said the government is working to ensure access to Sputnik V for the population as soon as possible. She also stressed that Belgrade is interested in looking at possible joint production of the vaccine.

Dubbed the 'world's first' vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V is due to enter civilian circulation from the beginning of 2021. The product was registered by the Russian Health Ministry and is produced with the financial help of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

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