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Dec 06, 2021 07:52 PM
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Three Chinese Firms Begin Producing Russian Vaccine to Boost Global Supply

Sputnik-V has been approved for use in 70 countries but has not been included in the World Health Organization’s list of eight Covid-19 vaccines approved for emergency use. Photo: VCG
Sputnik-V has been approved for use in 70 countries but has not been included in the World Health Organization’s list of eight Covid-19 vaccines approved for emergency use. Photo: VCG

Chinese biopharmaceutical companies have started producing Russian Covid-19 vaccines to help increase global supplies, a senior Russian diplomat in China told a Friday event.

Three Chinese vaccine facilities have started production of Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine, Alexandr Chernousov, the consul general of Russia in Guangzhou, told a conference held in the city. The diplomat said the bilateral cooperation is driven by the consideration of the needs of Russia and other countries.

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