Uzbekistan starts producing Russian Sputnik V vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Vials of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are seen at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, February 12, 2021. Zoltan Balogh/MTI/MTVA/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Uzbekistan has started producing the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine domestically in a joint project with Russia, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s office said on Thursday.

The Central Asian nation also manufactures the Chinese-developed ZF-UZ-VAC2001 vaccine on its territory.

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