Russia Seeks to Register First Covid-19 Vaccine in August

MOSCOW—Russia seeks to become the first country to produce a vaccine for widespread use against the novel coronavirus, as a Moscow-based research institute plans to register its candidate within the first two weeks of August.

The vaccine, which has gone through two phases of testing, is expected to be registered with the Health Ministry by August 14, said Kirill Dmitriev, head of Russia’s Direct Investment Fund, or RDIF.


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