Paraguay approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine: RDIF - Metro US

Paraguay approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine: RDIF

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker fills a syringe with Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine as she prepares to vaccinate a Russian Army service member at a clinic in the city of Rostov-On-Don

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said on Friday that Paraguay had become the eighth country outside Russia to approve the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, for domestic use.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund said the vaccine had been granted emergency use authorisation by Paraguay’s regulators, with the decision based on clinical trial data provided by Moscow.

Other countries that approved the vaccine in this way so far include Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, Algeria and Serbia.

RDIF did not say how many doses of Sputnik V Paraguay would receive.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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