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Russia to provide 25 million doses of corona vaccine to Nepal

September 30, 2020
Carekhabar/Farhan Noor

Kathmandu:- Russia, which claims to have developed a vaccine for the first time in the world, is going to give 25 million doses of vaccine against corona virus to Nepal.

According to the international media Reuters, an agreement has been reached to send the vaccine to Nepal.  According to Reuters, an agreement has been reached between the Russian Direct Investment Fund and Nepal’s pharmaceutical company Trinity Pharmaceuticals to bring 25 million doses of Russian vaccine ‘Sputnik-5’ to Nepal.

It has been claimed that more than 50 countries not only in Nepal but also in Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Europe and CIS ( Commonwealth of Independent States ) have demanded ‘Sputnik V’.

The fund’s chief executive officer, Kirill Dimitrev, said an agreement had been reached with Trinity to provide the vaccine to 90 percent of Nepal’s population.  ‘Thanks to Trinity Company!  An
agreement has been reached for vaccination, ‘he said.

Earlier, RDIF had signed 32 million doses contracts with Mexico, 50 million doses with Brazil, 100 million doses with India and 35 million doses with Uzbekistan.

Developed on August 11 by the Russian Ministry of Health, the vaccine is said to be the first in the world to be registered against COVID-19 based on the human adenovirus vector platform.

The Department of Drug Administration, which is the national drug regulatory body, said that no company has applied to provide Russian vaccines to Nepal.

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