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The vaccine is also being trialed in Belarus, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, and will soon undergo testing in India.
While the final phase is ongoing, Russia has already begun making Sputnik V in large quantities. According to Murashko, “the results of the scaling up of production are impressive.”
Earlier this week, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov noted that the number of Sputnik V doses produced each month may increase five times between October and December, with the volume reaching seven figures before the end of the year.
“By the end of the month, we want to reach roughly 300,000 doses, in November about 800,000, approaching 1.5 million in December,” Manturov told the Rossiya 24 news broadcaster.
On Wednesday, Putin revealed that selling the Covid-19 vaccine on the world market could generate around $100 billion for Russia. On August 11, the day Sputnik V was registered, the country received the news that 20 countries around the world had already ordered a billion doses.
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