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Record coronavirus circumstances in Russia because it approves second vaccine, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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MOSCOW – Russia introduced on Wednesday it had authorized a second COVID-19 vaccine, because the nation recorded a document day by day improve in coronavirus circumstances and switched to on-line lessons for secondary college within the capital.

The new vaccine, developed by Siberia’s Vector Institute, accomplished early-stage trials final month. Russia turned the primary nation to formally approve a vaccine when it did so for the Sputnik V jab in August. So far, neither vaccine is generally circulation.

Unlike Western international locations, Russia has given official approval to its COVID-19 vaccines with out ready for the outcomes of large-scale trials in hundreds of sufferers, that are usually required to show {that a} drug is secure and efficient. That resolution has been criticised by scientists in different international locations.

“We need to increase production of the first and second vaccine,” President Vladimir Putin stated in feedback broadcast on state TV. “We are continuing to cooperate with our foreign partners and will promote our vaccine abroad.”

Like many international locations in Europe, Russia has seen a pointy resurgence in coronavirus infections as chilly climate has returned. Yet the authorities have up to now been reluctant to return to lockdown measures.

“In our opinion, the situation is manageable and does not require the introduction of restrictions on the economy,” Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova stated at a authorities assembly headed by Putin.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce stated on Wednesday it had recorded 14,231 new coronavirus circumstances within the final 24 hours, essentially the most for the reason that pandemic started. It recorded 239 deaths, bringing the death toll to 23,205. More than 4,500 of the brand new circumstances had been within the capital Moscow, the toughest hit a part of the nation.

Schools within the capital have been shut for the previous two weeks to restrict the unfold of the virus. Sergei Sobyanin, the town’s mayor, stated major college pupils would return to class, however older kids would now have all classes on-line.

“The decisions that we have made today are not easy but are simply necessary taking into account both the epidemiological situation and the need for schoolchildren to receive a quality education,” he wrote on his web site.

(Reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva, Gleb Stolyarov and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber; Editing by Robert Birsel and Jan Harvey)

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