4/19, 8:25 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Turkey to produce Sputnik V COVID vaccine

Turkish health authorities said on Monday the production of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V should start soon in the country, local newspaper Yeni Safak reported citing member of the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, Afsin Emre Kayipmaz.

"Turkey is conducting trials of the Russian vaccine, we have received preliminary positive results for some of the phases," Kayipmaz noted, adding that the jab's manufacturing cost would be around $10 - nearly the same price as in the case of China's Sinovac vaccine.

South Korea has previously confirmed it would produce the Sputnik V jab next to Turkey, while the manufacturing is also set to start in Iran and Serbia.

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