Russia: Putin announces mass vaccination to cure COVID-19 from next week

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Image tweeted by @KremlinRussia
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New Delhi : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced that a mass vaccination to cure coronavirus will begin from next week in the nation.

According to a news report by Reuters, Russia will have produced around 2 million vaccines by the end of next week.

According to the RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund, the vaccine's interim clinical trial results show 95 per cent efficacy on the 42nd day after the first dose.

Putin, according to AFP, in a video conference call, said:

“I would ask you to organise the work so that by the end of next week we will have started this large-scale vaccination.”   

Putin also, according to AFP, said that teachers and medics will be the first to receive the vaccine.