The head of the Russian direct investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said that the Russian side has received a request for 1 billion doses of vaccines against coronavirus infection COVID-19 from 20 countries.

“We see a huge interest to the Russian vaccine development Institute. Gamalei abroad. We received preliminary bids for the purchase of more than 1 billion doses of vaccine from 20 countries”, — quotes its TASS.

According to him, cooperation with foreign partners Russia is ready to ensure a production of over 500 million doses of vaccine per year in 5 countries

“we Plan to increase our production capacity even more,” — said Dmitriev.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin declared on registration in the country’s first vaccine against the coronavirus.

According to the health Ministry, it will go into circulation on 1 January 2021.

The official representative of the world health organization (who) Tariq BiH national jasarevic Azra commented on the registration of the first Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection COVID-19.