Thu. May 6th, 2021


Russia files to register its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in EuropeRussia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF has filed for registration of Sputnik V in the European Union and expects it to be reviewed in February, the official account promoting the Covid-19 vaccine tweeted on Wednesday, moving it closer to wider adoption across the globe.

The vaccine has already been approved in Argentina, Belarus, Serbia and other countries.

The Sputnik V and European Medical Agency (EMA) teams held a scientific review of the vaccine on Tuesday, the Sputnik V account said, adding the EMA will take a decision on the authorization of the vaccine based on the reviews.

The country would submit a formal application to the European Union in February for approval of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, RDIF chief Kirill Dmitriev had said in an interview at the Reuters Next conference last week.

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