Satellite V vaccine OK’d in Lebanon and Myanmar

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The Lebanese Ministry of Health and the relevant government authorities in Myanmar have registered anti-COVID19 vaccine Sputnik V, reports Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Registration in both countries was carried out as part of an accelerated procedure (emergency use authorization) without conducting additional clinical studies on the territory of the state.

“Myanmar became the first Southeast Asian state officially approved the Sputnik V, one of the most effective and safe coronavirus vaccines in the world,” said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF.

Lebanon and Myanmar became 20 and 21 countries in the world that registered Sputnik V. The use of the Satellite V vaccine was previously approved in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the UAE, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua and the Republika Srpska (entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina).