Russia starts clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Russia's Health Ministry said on Wednesday that clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine have been initiated in the country, as reported This is Money.

  • Liquid and powder forms of the vaccine developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya research institute will be tested on two groups of volunteers, 38 people each, the ministry said.

  • "All potential participants of the trial ... spent two weeks (quarantined) in a sanatorium for observation," the ministry said, adding that the first injections are scheduled for June 18 and June 19.

  • According to Russian media, at least seven research facilities in the country are developing COVID-19 vaccines.

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