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Sputnik Light is probably going be launched in India by December. File


The Russian Direct Investment Fund right this moment knowledgeable that Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine will seemingly be launched in India by December this yr.

Addressing a press convention, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev mentioned, “We are hopeful for the launch of Sputnik Light in India in December and we are working very well with Indian institutes.”

“We have Serum institute as our production partner in India, and we believe that Sputnik Light will play a big role in the Indian vaccination campaign,” he added.

Earlier within the day, the Sputnik V knowledgeable that Russia’s Health Ministry will register the Sputnik vaccine for kids aged 12-17, with pictures anticipated to be accessible on the finish of December.

“Russia’s Health Ministry will register Sputnik vaccine for children aged 12-17 today. Sputnik M vaccine for children will be a welcome member in the Sputnik family both in Russia and in global markets,” Sputnik V mentioned in a tweet.

This got here as Russia has been grappling with a surge in coronavirus infections and associated deaths in latest weeks.

The nation has registered 33,558 new confirmed COVID-19 instances over the previous 24 hours, the bottom quantity since October 16, with the entire variety of infections reaching 9,434,393 instances, in response to information of the anti-coronavirus disaster centre revealed right this moment.

Besides, India reported 9,283 new instances of COVID-19 on Wednesday. With this, the lively caseload of the an infection within the nation stands at 1,11,481, which is the bottom in 537 days.