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Russia shows interest in registering Sputnik V vaccine in Pakistan


Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) chief wrote a letter to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Faisal Sultan and expressed interest in the registration of Sputnik V vaccine in Pakistan.

According to sources, in a letter addressed to Dr Faisal Sultan, Russia while asking for the details of COVID-19 vaccine registration said that Pakistan should inform about the demand for the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine.

The letter further stated that Sputnik Five is the world s first registered coronavirus vaccine with an emergency use certificate and is 91.4 percent effective in controlling epidemic. The drug will be available to the public in February 2021.

Russia s letter stated that the price of one dose of Sputnik V in the world market will be less than $10 and this drug is easier to store than other vaccines.

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