Jordan expressed its desire to buy Russian COVID-19 vaccine

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The Jordanian authorities intend to submit an application for a coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. This was announced on Tuesday, August 11, by Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Saad Jaber.

“The Kingdom will contact the Russian authorities regarding the coronavirus vaccine developed in Moscow. <...> If the Russian vaccine proves effective, Jordan will buy it,” Euronews quoted him as saying.

Earlier that day it became known that the administration of the Brazilian state of ParanĂ¡ would sign an agreement on the testing, production and distribution of Russian coronavirus vaccine.

On August 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of the first coronavirus vaccine in Russia. The drug was developed by the Gamaleya Center, it was named “Sputnik V” by analogy with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957.

The first recipients of the Gamaleya Centre’s vaccine will be health workers and the elderly. The effectiveness of the drug will be evaluated based on the results of the formation of population immunity.