Covid-19 vaccine: Russia to ramp up Sputnik V production

May 14, 2021, 09:17PM ISTSource: Times Now

Transforming the site of what once was a Soviet-era car factory into a state-of-the-art facility churning out Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V was the easy bit. Making doses in bulk, finding qualified staff and getting equipment have been much bigger headaches for Moscow-based biotech firm R-Pharm and other private Russian companies picked to make the country’s flagship shot to fight the pandemic. President Vladimir Putin has trumpeted the vaccine around the world, and said in March that Russia had signed agreements for the production of 700 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine abroad. But Russia had produced just 33 million vaccines as of May 12 and exported fewer than 15 million.

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