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Putin says India, China may start making Russia's Sputnik V Covid vaccine

Putin also proposed the creation of a vaccine research centre for BRICS countries

Coronavirus | Coronavirus Vaccine

Press Trust of India  |  Moscow 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting. Photo: Reuters
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting. Photo: Reuters

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for a joint effort by the BRICS countries on the development of the Covid vaccines as he suggested that Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 could be produced in India and China.

"We believe it is important to speed up the establishment of the centre for development and research of BRICS vaccines, which we agreed to do two years ago, upon the initiative of our South African friends," Putin said while addressing the 12th BRICS summit via videoconferencing.

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First Published: Tue, November 17 2020. 16:59 IST