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Sputnik V production in S. Korea to start in May - report

The production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the COVID-19 in South Korea is expected to start next month, Yonhap reported on Tuesday citing industry sources.

GL Rapha's subsidiary Hankook Korus will produce the first 150 million vaccine doses in South Korea, with another 500 million doses coming in the future. However, all manufactured doses will be exported and not used within the country, the report noted.

The latest data on Sputnik V demonstrated the efficacy of 97.6% based on 3.8 million Russian citizens who have received both vaccine doses, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

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