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Turkmenistan authorizes use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

17:21, 18 January 2021 21
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Turkmenistan authorities have officially approved the use of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine for mass vaccination against coronavirus in the country.


Turkmenistan became the first country in Central Asia to officially approve the use of the Sputnik V vaccine on its territory. The partners highly appreciated the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, which today is one of the world's leading drugs to combat coronavirus and has already been approved by state regulators in different regions of the world, TASS quotes RDIF head, Kirill Dmitriev.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Algeria expects 500,000 doses of Sputnik V from Russia.