Igor Khovaev, Russia's ambassador to the Philippines, said Russia is willing to supply a COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines, or team up with a local company to mass produce it, as reported National Post on Friday.
Russia is expecting regulatory approval for its first COVID-19 vaccine this month, with doses to be initially administered to frontline healthcare workers.
"We are ready to supply vaccines to the Philippines," Khovaev said, adding that it can also invest with a Philippine partner for local vaccine production.
He added that Russia was waiting on a response to its proposal from the Philippines' foreign ministry.
Khovaev said the vaccine was "effective and safe," adding that around 20 countries had expressed interest in working with Russia on deployment of the vaccines.
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