Russia acknowledges as effective first Covid-19 vaccine

Russia acknowledges as effective first Covid-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health of Russia approved the first drug against Covid-19. The relevant information appeared on the State Registry of Medicines.

“The trade name of the drug is Avifavir. The international non-proprietary or grouping or chemical name is Favipiravir,” the document reads.

In March, RDIF created a joint venture with the KhimRar company for the production of Favipiravir. A month ago, their joint venture entered the stage of clinical trials, which ended yesterday.

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