Covid19- Iran approves Sputnik V
Iran is fighting the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak and has said that it will only rely on vaccines made by Russia, India or China, while also working to produce own vaccine.
Iran has approved Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, The Foreign Minister said on Tuesday, in a win for Moscow as it aims to support its geopolitical clout. Earlier, Iran had said that it would wait for the World Health Organisation’s approval of Russia’s vaccine before buying it.
Sputnik V’s developers have since said the vaccine is more than 90 percent effective and several countries outside of Russia have started orchestrating it.
Recently, Iran’s supreme leader has banned the vaccines made by the United States and Britain, calling it completely untrustworthy.