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Egypt Registers Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Egypt Registers Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, 24 February, 2021 - 14:30
A medical specialist holds a vial of the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021 REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Egypt has approved Russia'sSputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, becoming the 34th country outside of Russia and third in North Africa to do so, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement on Wednesday.


RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund responsible for marketing the vaccine abroad, said Sputnik V had been approved by the Egyptian Drug Authority using an emergency use authorization procedure. Tunisia and Algeria have already approved the shot.


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