The world health organization (who) asked the Russian vaccine from COVID-19, said to RIA Novosti chief scientific officer who Sumia Swaminathan.

"We know that being tested (preparation of coronavirus – ed.) of avifauna. Pass two or three tests of the drug, so we are waiting for the results. But, in addition, we are also interested in the Russian vaccine," she said.

Swaminathan said that the who Test of solidarity for the developers of vaccines, and expressed the hope that Russian scientists will agree to cooperate.

At the moment Russia is not involved in Tests the solidarity of medications from COVID-19, who is pursuing who. According to RIA Novosti, the program also did not join USA, UK, China and France.

Previously Director of the center for "Vector" Rinat Maksyutov told RIA Novosti that three prototype vaccines against coronavirus infection, developed at the center have been successfully tested. In addition, the currently tested vaccine, developed nits of Gamaliel and the Ministry of defense.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 10.9 million cases, more than 523 thousand people died.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.