According to Interfax news agency, Russia said it had produced the first batch of vaccine for COVID-19, but there were concerns that the trials had not yet been completed.
Some scientists fear Moscow may be putting national prestige ahead of safety in the face of a global race to develop vaccines.
Russia says the first vaccine for the coronavirus, which goes into production, will hit the market later this month.
Its approval comes before trials that typically have thousands of participants, commonly referred to as Stage III.
Such tests are often considered necessary precursors for vaccines to secure regulatory approval.
The vaccine was named Sputnik V in honor of the world’s first satellite launched by the Soviet Union.
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President Vladimir Putin assured the public it was safe, adding that one of his daughters saw it as a volunteer and felt good afterwards.
Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, which develops the vaccine, said Russia would previously produce about five million doses per month between December and January, Interfax said on Saturday.
Robert Trump, 71, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, passed away Saturday at a hospital in New York, Donald Trump announced in a statement.
“I share with a heavy heart that my great brother, Robert, has passed away peacefully tonight. He is not only my brother, he is also my best friend. he will miss it, but we will meet again. His memory will live forever in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace, “said the President.
Donald Trump is expected to attend his brother’s funeral. However, no details were available on the immediate plans. In addition, a source close to the report said the President had personally read the White House statement about his brother.
“Uncle Robert, we love you. You are always in our hearts and prayers,” Ivanka Trump posted on Twitter Saturday night.
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