November 30, 2020 1:29 PM
Russia distributed the first known installment of its vacuna Sputnik V for civilian use in a hospital south of Moscow, which said on Monday, November 30, 2020, that it began to vaccinate the local population last week.
Russia, which seeks to compete with laboratories Westerners in the race for vaccine against the coronavirus, indicated that the results of the interim trials showed that its Sputnik V vaccine has a 92% effectiveness in the protection of people against covid-19.
The Domodedovo City Central Hospital He stated on his website that residents who want to receive the injection must register on a government website and present a negative result for covid-19 and up-to-date identification documents.
Coronavirus cases have increased by Russia since September, but the authorities they have resisted imposing lockdowns and have said targeted measures are sufficient to deal with the crisis.
The authorities confirmed 26 338 new cases of coronavirus Monday, including 6,511 in Moscow and 3 691 in St. Petersburg, raising the national total to 2.3 million since the pandemic began.
They also reported 368 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the official death toll to 39,895.
Earlier in the day it emerged that Russia plans to begin mass testing of its second coronavirus vaccine on Monday. EpiVacCorona, in people over 18, the RIA news agency said, citing the consumer health regulator Rospotrebnadzor.