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Coronavirus 08-04-2021

EU ‘better off’ with Sputnik V, says MEP as Germany moves to secure Russian shots

Germany's health minister Jens Spahn has said he is prepared to push ahead without the rest of the bloc to purchase doses of the Russian Sputnik V virus vaccine after approval from European regulators and would be entitled to do so, according to the Commission.
Global Europe 08-04-2021

Germany’s Bavaria plans to buy Sputnik vaccine

Germany's Bavaria region has reached an agreement to buy doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine once it is approved by European regulators, the regional health ministry said Wednesday (7 April).
Coronavirus 09-03-2021

Russia offers Finland technology to make Sputnik V vaccine

Russia has offered to supply Finland with the technology to produce its Sputnik V vaccine,  Tass news agency reported, in what observers fear is a strategic manoeuvre with political and commercial motives.
Coronavirus 04-03-2021

EU takes first step towards Russian ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine approval

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday (4 March) began a rolling review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine in a first step towards granting the approval of the jab across the EU.
Health 05-02-2021

Hungary could start using Russian jab next week, Orbán says

Hungary may become the first EU country to start vaccinating its citizens with the Russian vaccine, as Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his weekly radio interview on Friday (5 February) it could do so as early as next week, adding that a Chinese vaccine was also due soon.
Coronavirus 02-02-2021

Initial trial finds Russia vaccine 91.6% efficient, EU does not rule out a deal

A preliminary trial of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine suggests that a two-dose regimen of the vaccine offers 91.6% efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19, according to findings published on Tuesday (2 February). At the same time, the European Commission confirmed it does not rule out a deal for the vaccine.