Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia Michalgalande Durage Lamavansa intends to make himself a Russian coronavirus vaccine “Sputnik V” in the nearest future.
“I am ready to take the “Sputnik V” vaccine as soon as possible when I return from Sri Lanka. The vaccine is currently undergoing its third phase of testing and I will be happy to participate in it,” the Ambassador told TOP NEWS.
“As a doctor, I would like to add that while there has been some decline in the spread of COVID-19 in a number of countries over the last period, the global community must continue to be vigilant and join forces to ensure that this new infection is fully controlled,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
The Russian Ministry of Health previously registered the world’s first vaccine to prevent COVID-19, developed by SICEM Gamaleya, and produced jointly with the Russian Direct Investment Fund. It was named “Sputnik V”. The head of the RFPI, Kirill Dmitriev, reported that the fund received applications from more than 20 countries to purchase a billion doses of domestic coronavirus vaccine. At the same time, he noted that Russia has agreed to produce the vaccine in five countries, the available capacity allows producing 500 million doses per year.