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Russia develops first Covid vaccine; Putin’s daughter vaccinated

Moscow: In a ray of hope to the world, Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday.

“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered” in Russia, he said during a televised video conference call with government ministers.

“One of my daughters had this vaccine. I think in this sense she took part in the experiment,” Putin said.

Russia also said that it hoped to launch mass production within weeks and turn out several million doses per month by next year.

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