Russian Central Bank president receives COVID-19 shot

Russian Central Bank president receives COVID-19 shot

President of the Russian Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said she has been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

"I had the vaccine back in December. Everything’s great, so you should think about it too," Izvestia Friday cited her as saying.

On August 11, 2020, Russia became the first country in the world to register a coronavirus vaccine, the jab was named Sputnik V and was developed by the Gamaleya Center. Sputnik V is based on a human adenoviral vector-based platform. The jab has now been authorized in many countries around the world.

According to the latest statistics, more than 118 million people have been infected worldwide and more than 2,600,000 deaths have been reported. To date, 4,360,823 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 3,959,533 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 90,734 fatalities nationwide. The Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.

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