Russia May Launch Sputnik Light Covid Vaccine In India By Next Month


Sputnik Light will likely launch in India by December. To file


The Russian Direct Investment Fund announced today that the Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine will likely be launched in India by December of this year.

Addressing a press conference, CEO of Russian direct investment fund Kirill Dmitriev said, “We hope to launch Sputnik Light in India in December and we are working very well with Indian institutes.

“We have Serum Institute as a production partner in India, and we believe that Sputnik Light will play an important role in the Indian vaccination campaign,” he added.

Earlier today, Sputnik V informed that Russia’s Health Ministry will register the Sputnik vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, with vaccines expected to be available by the end of December.

“The Russian Ministry of Health will register the Sputnik vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 17 today. The Sputnik M vaccine for children will be a welcome member of the Sputnik family both in Russia and in global markets.” Sputnik V said in a tweet.

It came as Russia grappled with an increase in coronavirus infections and related deaths in recent weeks.

The country has recorded 33,558 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the lowest number since October 16, with the total number of infections reaching 9,434,393 cases, according to data from the Anti-Crisis Center. -coronavirus released today.

In addition, India reported 9,283 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. With this, the number of active cases of the infection in the country stands at 1,11,481, which is the lowest in 537 days.


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