India approves Sputnik V for emergency use

Photo: Sputnik-V's vaccine

As the COVID cases go on skyrocketing, India has approved the use of the Sputnik-V vaccine in the country. 

India, hit by the second wave of the Pandemic is now the country with the second-highest number of COVID infections overtaking Brazil.

"India, the world’s 2nd most populous nation, became the 60th country to register #SputnikV after positive results of local Phase 3 clinical study. Sputnik V is now authorized in 60 countries with a population of over 3 bln people," Sputnik-V announced the news via Twitter.

India is currently using vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. AstraZeneca's vaccine (known as Covi-Shield in India) and CoronaVac developed by Bharat BioTech are currently being used in the South Asian Nation.

Sputnik V, developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, has proved 91.6% effective against COVID-19 and has been approved for use in more than 50 countries.

Publish : 2021-04-13 15:20:00

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