The Sputnik Light vaccine against COVID-19 produced in Russia will be delivered to the Lugansk People’s Republic on July 28, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik said.
“The Russian Federation will help deliver to the Republic one-dose Sputnik Light vaccine against COVID on July 28 evening,” Pasechnik said. “Its main feature is that it does not require the injection of the second component and generates quick immune response.”
Earlier on Tuesday, LPR chief sanitary officer Dmitry Dokashenko said that medics were expecting the supply of the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection.
Dokashenko said that the immunization of LPR residents with the Sputnik Light vaccine would help the LPR to smoothly enter the epidemic season.
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