Turkish authorities may soon issue a permit for trials of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, said the head of the country’s Health Ministry Fakhrettin Koja.
“We have received a request for trials of a vaccine being developed in Russia. In the near future, I think, will be given permission to do so. In addition, two domestic vaccines are currently being tested in the country,” Koja told reporters.
He added that such tests are carried out in Turkey only on volunteers.
The Russian Ministry of Health has previously registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine developed by gamalei and produced jointly with the Russian Direct Investment Fund. 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 vaccine against coronavirus. At the same time, he noted that Russia has agreed to produce the vaccine in five countries, the available capacity allows us to produce 500 million doses per year.