Egypt to be gate for "Sputnik V" vaccine to Africa -- Russian official
Tuesday، 15 September 2020 - 08:36 PM
Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said Tuesday that Egypt is one of Russia’s main partners in the region. Egypt can very well be the gate for Russia’s coronavirus vaccine to Africa. Indeed, Egypt has a very strong pharmaceutical sector that is widely used to treat critical coronavirus cases in Egyptian hospitals, he acknowledged. Dmitriev said Russia is currently assessing the ability of the local biopharmaceutical sector to receive and co-produce the “Sputnik V” vaccine. “Sputnik V” is the first registered vaccine against COVID-19, he noted. Cairo, he added, has shown interest in “Sputnik V” and is currently in talks with Moscow to import the Russian vaccine.