LPR medics awaiting delivery of Sputnik Light vaccine - chief sanitary officer

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Lugansk People’s Republic medics are expecting the supply to the Republic of the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection, LPR chief sanitary officer Dmitry Dokashenko told Vesti Plus Lugansk radio.

“We’re currently awaiting the delivery of Sputnik Light. It is an attenuated vaccine, similar to Sputnik V, but it is going to be the first component of Sputnik V,” Dokashenko said.

The World Health Organization called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019. The number of coronavirus contacts across the world has exceeded 194 million by now; of those, over 4.1 million people died, according to the WHO. The LPR confirmed 6,245 COVID-19 cases.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, the LPR authorities have put the Republic on high alert and introduced lockdown measures. *i*s

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