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Iran produces test batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine

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Iran’s Actoverco pharmaceutical firm has produced a test batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Saturday.

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Iran is the first country in the Middle East to produce the vaccine, RDIF said, adding that this would help accelerate vaccinations without boosting logistic costs.

Iran approved Sputnik V for domestic use in January and had planned to start domestic production in April.

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