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Mexico says Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine makers ask permission to do trials

Vaccination against the coronavirus disease in Moscow

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Russian makers of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V have submitted a request to carry out clinical trials in Mexico and obtain the corresponding authorization, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday.

The development of Sputnik V has been funded by the Russian Direct Investment Fund. Writing on Twitter, Ebrard said the request to conduct trials was submitted at Mexico’s invitation.

(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; Editing by Anthony Esposito)

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