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By: PTI | Moscow | Updated: November 17, 2020 8:04:39 pm Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a gathering by way of video convention in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP)President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday referred to as for a joint effort by the BRICS international locations on the event of the coronavirus vaccines as he steered that Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in opposition to COVID-19 may very well be produced in China and India, that are members of the five-nation bloc.
“We believe it is important to speed up the establishment of the centre for development and research of BRICS vaccines, which we agreed to do two years ago, upon the initiative of our South African friends,” Putin mentioned whereas addressing the 12th BRICS summit by way of videoconferencing.
The summit, hosted by President Putin, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Putin mentioned that Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine that was registered in August may very well be produced in China and India, each members of the BRICS, Sputniknews reported.
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“The Russian Direct Investment Fund has reached agreements with its Brazilian and Indian partners on conducting clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine, it has also reached an agreement with pharmaceutical companies in China and India to launch production of the vaccine in these countries not just to cover their needs, but for third countries as well,” Putin mentioned.
On August 11, Russia turned the world’s first nation to register a coronavirus vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute, whereas the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is investing within the manufacturing and promotion of the vaccine overseas. Another Russian vaccine, EpiCoronaVac, produced by Vector Research Centre, was registered in October.
President Putin on the time mentioned that the Sputnik V works “quite effectively” and varieties a “stable immunity” in opposition to the lethal illness. He had disclosed that one in all his daughters had examined a Russian COVID-19 vaccine on herself and that she is feeling effectively.
Sputnik V vaccine has proven 92 per cent efficacy in stopping COVID-19, in keeping with interim trial outcomes introduced by the nation’s well being ministry final week.
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The vaccine has been named Sputnik-V. The identify is a reference to the shock 1957 launch of the world’s first satellite tv for pc by the Soviet Union.
The 12th BRICS summit was initially scheduled to be held in Saint Petersburg in July however needed to be postponed because of the outbreak of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
So far the coronavirus has contaminated greater than 54 million folks world wide and killed greater than 1.Three million folks at the same time as governments carried out strict lockdowns and restrictions to gradual the unfold of the virus that originated within the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan.
A second wave of infections is threatening to derail economies and impression lives once more as international locations have regularly begun to ease restrictions and open up.
The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) is called an influential bloc that represents over 3.6 billion folks, or half of the world’s inhabitants. The BRICS international locations have a mixed GDP of USD 16.6 trillion. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines For all the newest India News, obtain Indian Express App. © The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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