COVID-19: First lot of Russian vaccine Sputnik V arrives in India

Sputnik V vaccine

2021-05-01 17:19:37

Hyderabad (Telangana): A flight carrying the primary lot of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia, landed in Hyderabad, Telangana on Saturday.

Final month, the Drug Controller Normal (DCGI) had issued permission for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories to import the Russian vaccine to India for emergency use.

The rollout of the Russian vaccine is anticipated to reinforce India’s third part of the vaccination drive which commenced in the present day amid a file rise in COVID-19 instances.

India for the primary time has reported greater than 4 lakh new COVID-19 instances within the final 24 hours. A complete of 4,01,993 recent COVID-19 instances had been recorded within the final 24 hours taking the cumulative rely of the instances to 1,91,64,969, the Union Well being Ministry reported on Saturday.

Sputnik V is the third vaccine India has given the go-ahead to after ‘Covishield’, developed by Oxford College and AstraZeneca and ‘Covaxin’, the indigenous vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech. Covishield is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

Earlier, the Indian envoy to Russia Bala Venkatesh Varma had stated that India expects between 150,000 to 200,000 ready-made vaccines to be accessible in a short time within the early a part of Might.

Diplomatic sources had instructed ANI that India will get a substantive variety of vaccines within the first tranche and the availability will proceed in installments. India is anticipating 5 million vials of Sputnik vaccines by the following month.

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