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The Philippines will test the Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine first


Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is ready to conduct a clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in the Philippines in August this year.

That is information that Kirill Fund CEO Dmitriev said when commenting on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's statement.

"The Philippines is one of Russia's important partner countries for the corona virus vaccine, the RDIF is ready to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines in August." 

Said Kirill Dmitriev.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he hoped to receive a free Russian vaccine against Covid-19, TV channel CNN Philippines reported. In addition, according to this TV channel, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he intends to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin how many doses of the corona vaccine to be provided to the Philippines and that clinical trials will be conducted.

According to the Philippine Inquirer newspaper, the Philippine President expressed his readiness to be the first to test a Russian vaccine against Covid-19.

According to RIA Novosti , the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Gamaleya Research Center are actively working to launch the production of the first adenovirus-based vaccine in Russia, which is currently in clinical trials. The trial commenced at Sechenov University on June 18. In a trial with 38 volunteers, the safety of the vaccine was confirmed. The first group of volunteers left the hospital on July 15, the second group on July 20.



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