The Philippines plans to begin clinical trials of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus "Sputnik V" in October. On Thursday during a press conference, said the press Secretary of President Harry Rock.

According to him, "the third stage of clinical trials of the [vaccine] in the Philippines will be held simultaneously with Russia from October to March 2021".

"it will Happen after the group of experts will finish check of the first and second stages of Russian test," he said, adding that "Russia will Finance tests".

However, the press Secretary did not specify how many people will take part in the study. If tests are successful, then in April, 2021 Management on control over products and medicines of the Philippines will register the vaccine.

On August 10, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo duterte the declared readiness of the government approved a vaccine against coronavirus after beginning its mass production. However, he was the first to volunteer to experience the Russian vaccine when it arrives to the Philippines. Rock noted that the "flu shot the President can make not earlier than may of 2021".

Named the price of the Russian vaccines against coronavirus

Russia, on 11 August the world’s first registered vaccine against coronavirus, it was called "Sputnik V". The drug was developed by the National research centre of epidemiology and Microbiology named after N. F. Gamalei of the Ministry of health and has been clinically tested in June-July. It is based on already known and the platform that has created a number of vaccines. As noted in the Ministry of health, experience of these drugs shows that they are able to give long-lasting immunity – up to two years. The head of the Russian direct investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said that Russia has already received applications from 20 countries for the supply of 1 billion doses of vaccine.

30 January in the Philippines has identified its first case of coronavirus. To date, the number of people infected in the country has exceeded 139,5 thousand, recovered more 68,4 thousand patients died of 2.3 million people.