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Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October

News Summed Up 2020-08-01 05:30:00

Russian health authorities are preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in October, the health minister has said. Russian media quoted Mikhail Murashko as saying that doctors and teachers would be the first to receive the vaccine. Reuters, citing anonymous sources, said Russia's first potential vaccine would be approved by regulators this month. Scores of possible coronavirus vaccines are being developed around the world and more than 20 are currently in clinical trials. Russia's ambassador to the UK, Andrei Kelin, rejected the accusation, telling the BBC that there was "no sense in it".