Russia reports 5,195 new coronavirus cases and 61 deaths

Russia’s coronavirus caseload is now at 1,025,505, the fourth largest in the world. (AFP file photo)
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Updated 06 September 2020

Russia reports 5,195 new coronavirus cases and 61 deaths

  • Russia’s coronavirus caseload is now at 1,025,505, the fourth largest in the world

MOSCOW: Russia reported 5,195 new coronavirus cases on Sunday taking its total to 1,025,505, the fourth largest in the world.
The Russian coronavirus crisis center said 61 deaths had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 17,820.


Russia says India to produce 100 million doses of Sputnik vaccine

Updated 27 November 2020

Russia says India to produce 100 million doses of Sputnik vaccine

  • Hetero, one of India’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year

MOSCOW: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), one of the developers of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, announced Friday that India-based drugmaker Hetero will produce over 100 million doses of the jab.
“Hetero, one of India’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year of the world’s first registered vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection — Sputnik V,” the RDIF said in a statement, adding that production was expected to start in early 2021.