Acting Minister of Health of Belarus Dmitry Pinevich in air TV channel “Belarus 1” called the timing of the production of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 in the republic.
The first batch in laboratory conditions will be produced in 2020. “Maybe not on the basis of Belmedpreparatov, but on the basis of another institution. But it will be this year. And scaling, industrial production – of course, this will be next year, ”said Pinevich.
Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed to study the possibility of producing a Russian vaccine against coronavirus in Belarus. He instructed his assistant Alexander Kosinets to deal with this issue “without noise and dust”.
The world’s first Russian vaccine against coronavirus was developed by the Gamaleya Center, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced its registration on August 11, production began on August 15.