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Russian scientists successfully complete world’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial
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Russian scientists successfully complete world’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jul 2020, 10:58 am

Moscow/IBNS: A Russian university has successfully completed the clinical trials of a vaccine against the Novel Coronavirus on volunteers, media reports said.

Clinical trials of vaccine against the novel coronavirus were completed on volunteers at Sechenov University, and the results of research proved the medication’s effectiveness, chief researcher Elena Smolyarchuk told TASS on Sunday.

"The research has been completed and it proved that the vaccine is safe. The volunteers will be discharged on July 15 and July 20," Smolyarchuk, who heads the Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University told TASS.

The volunteers will remain under medical supervision on an out-patient basis after being discharged, she said. 

Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Russia quoting chief researcher Elena Smolyarchuk said the 'vaccine is safe'.

"#Sechenov University has successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world's first vaccine against #COVID19," the embassy tweeted.

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