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Registration of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is possible in South Korea

30.03.2021 43 просмотров

South Korea is considering registering the Sputnik V vaccine.


The authorities of the Republic of Korea are considering the issue of registering the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, the necessary documents for this were submitted at the beginning of 2021. The Russian Embassy in Seoul announced this on Tuesday on its Facebook page.

“The Korean authorities are considering the registration of Russian anti-coronavirus drugs, including Sputnik V, in the Republic of Korea. All the documents necessary for registration of the Russian vaccine were submitted to the authorized departments of the Republic of Korea at the beginning of this year,” the consular department of the embassy said in a statement. The diplomats promised to inform about further changes in the situation.

The Embassy also reminded that mass vaccination of the population, including foreigners, will begin in South Korea in the third quarter.

In January, the South Korean Prime Minister Chung Se Gyun stated that the Republic of Korea does not rule out the possibility of purchasing a Russian vaccine. The same position was echoed in February by the head of the National Agency for Disease Control and Prevention Jung Eun-kyung.

In November last year, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reached an agreement with the South Korean company GL Rapha ( GLR Rafa) on the production in South Korea of more than 150 million doses of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine annually. At the end of December, the first batch of vaccine produced in the Republic of Korea was delivered to Moscow.

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