THE Germany plans to buy 30 million doses of Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, which has not yet received approval from the European regulatory authority, said today the Prime Minister of the state of Saxony Michael Kretsmer from Moscow.
The German Minister of Health Jens Span had stated earlier this month that Germany is negotiating with Russia for a Sputnik V. Advance Purchase Agreement
“We are strongly in favor of a speedy approval process by May” of the Russian vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Kretsmer, who had talks in the Russian capital with Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murasko.
Germany would like to buy 30 million doses of Sputnik V, 10 million each month, between June and August, explained Kretsmer.
The German official is paying a multi-day visit to Russia since yesterday, Wednesday, in the midst of a tense framework between Moscow and Berlin, after the gathering of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine or the concerns about the health condition of the imprisoned oppositionist in the Kremlin Alexei Navalny, who is on a hunger strike.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which has funded the development of the vaccine, announced on April 8 that it had begun negotiations with Berlin. “For an advance purchase contract”.
THE Span had justified Berlin’s decision to act on its own, supporting it in the European Commission’s refusal to negotiate the purchase of Sputnik V on behalf of the 27 EU member states, as opposed to what COVID-19.
The WHO and Coreper will review Russian vaccine manufacturing practices in May
Technical experts from the World Health Organization are expected to start new test round of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against covid-19 together with European Medicines Agency (EMA) on May 1, the WHO announced today.
“Inspections of good manufacturing practices will take place from 10 May to the first week of June”, said the WHERE when asked about it by Reuters.
His joint team WHERE and his EMA It is currently conducting audits for the correct clinical practice of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute, he added.
When asked about data from clinical trials of the Russian vaccine, The WHERE replied: “We are still receiving information from the manufacturer.”
The Deputy Minister of Health of Russia Sergei Versinin had talks on Tuesday in Geneva with the head of the WHO Tentros Antanom Gebregesus, who later wrote on Twitter: WHO Appreciates Russia’s Efforts to Meet Emergency Vaccine Use.
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