Russia gives regulatory approval to coronavirus vaccine

Russia has announced they’ve found a coronavirus cure, and could soon begin rolling it out.

President Vladimir Putin says he’s given a regulatory approval to the vaccine, after first testing it on his own daughter.

“I know this very well, because one of my daughters has been vaccinated with a vaccine,” Mr Putin said through a translator.


“One might say she took part in the experiment.

“After the first injection, she had a temperature of 38 degrees, the next day, a little over 37 degrees. And that’s it,” he said.

But the announcement is being met with scepticism around the world, due to relatively small trials.

It’s understood it’s only been tested on dozens of people, and is yet to go through a ‘phase 3’, which would see it tested on thousands more.

Russia says it will start dishing out the vaccines as soon as this month, but large scale production isn’t due to begin until September.

The country has also claimed it’s received a billion orders for the vaccine.