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8/19, 1:27 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Belarus to produce its own COVID-19 vaccine

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko revealed on Friday the country will start bottling its own vaccine against COVID-19 in the near future.

Speaking at the press briefing, the country's president stressed that most coronavirus patients are now receiving treatments at home, noting that the virus has become seasonal "as expected." "I have not been vaccinated, but if you wish, you probably should get vaccinated," Lukashenko added.

In a previous statement, Belarus' Ministry of Health stated that the country would start commercial manufacturing of its own coronavirus vaccine in late 2023 or early 2024, with the prototype batch of the vaccine being made by the end of this year.

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