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Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:44 - Updated Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:44

Covid-19: Angola may receive Russian vaccine

Luanda - Angola may join other countries that will benefit from Covid-19 vaccine produced by Russia, according to Health minister Sílvia Lutucuta.

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Health minister, Sílvia Lutucuta

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

The official was speaking at a covid-19 daily briefing on Saturday, stating that the country will use this vaccine after it is certified and properly tested.

Silvia Lutucuta said that Angola supports the Russian vaccine initiative, which is in its phase three, and added that the country is working with the Global Alliance (GAVI) and the Covax initiative.

As for the participation in phase three of the vaccine testing, the minister said the country will await the certified vaccines to make safer use.

Angola has 5,370 positive cases of covid-19 - 193 deaths, 2,436 recovered and 2,751 active.

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