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Russia's RDIF rejects Brazilian regulator Anvisa's comments about Sputnik V as 'incorrect' - Metro US

Russia’s RDIF rejects Brazilian regulator Anvisa’s comments about Sputnik V as ‘incorrect’

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a medical train in Tulun

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Tuesday said comments about the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine from Brazilian health regulator Anvisa were incorrect and that a decision to delay the vaccine’s approval could be politically motivated.

Anvisa on Monday rejected importing the Russian-made vaccine requested by state governors battling a deadly second wave of the virus that is battering Latin America’s largest nation, saying technical staff had highlighted “inherent risks” and “serious” defects.

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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