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Israel to examine corona vaccine of Russia

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Published: 21:00, 12 August 2020   Update: 21:01, 12 August 2020
Israel to examine corona vaccine of Russia

Israel has announced that it will examine the coronavirus vaccine invented by Russia and enter negotiations to buy it if it is found safe.

Israel's health minister made the announcement.

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia was the first country to grant regulatory approval to a coronavirus vaccine, after less than two months of human testing. 

Russian health minister on Wednesday dismissed allegations that the vaccine was unsafe.

‘We are following vigilantly every report, no matter what country,’ Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein told reporters. 

He said, ‘We have already discussed the reports from the research centre in Russia about the vaccine development.’

‘If we are convinced it is a serious product, we will also try to enter negotiations. But I don't want to delude anyone. The ministry's professional staff is working on this all the time. The vaccine will not come tomorrow,’ he added. _Agencies