MOSCOW, February 19 – RIA Novosti. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commented on the vaccination of foreign diplomats, carried out with the support of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“The second area of work is work with the diplomatic corps, which is accredited in Moscow, with foreign diplomats. We have done such work, and in general, this is, by and large, laid down in the convention” On diplomatic relations “for 61 years – to assist their work, since the work in the pandemic is not canceled. Therefore, we talked with the regions, first of all, with Moscow. We discussed such an opportunity and really invited them all to be vaccinated. It was not only our initiative invitation, we also answered numerous questions from the diplomatic corps and did everything equally , openly and transparently, “Zakharova said on the air of the Russia 1 TV channel.
The use of the Sputnik V vaccine has already been approved in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Republic of Srpska ( Entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Gabon.
The scientific journal Lancet previously published the results of the third phase of clinical trials “Sputnik V”, confirming its high efficiency and safety. During phase III clinical trials, Sputnik V demonstrated high rates of efficacy, immunogenicity and safety – the vaccine efficacy was 91.6%. The vaccine provides complete protection against severe cases of the new coronavirus infection.