10/29, 3:42 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Putin: Mass vaccination hopefully by end of 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed on Thursday his hopes the mass vaccination against coronavirus in the country would begin by the end of 2020.

The president confirmed Russia's first registered vaccine Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya Federal Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, had been delivered to "all regions" nationwide, as well as to its first international partner on the matter, Belarus.

Earlier in the day, Putin stated the government was not planning to introduce a nationwide lockdown at the moment after Russia reported the highest daily rise in coronavirus cases and deaths, with 17,717 new infections and 366 fatalities registered in the past 24 hours.

Breaking the News / JR