Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday declared that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and his daughter has already been inoculated.
Speaking at a government meeting, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus.
Putin emphasised that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests. He added that his daughter is feeling well after receiving a shot of vaccine.
Russian authorities have said that medical workers, teachers and other risk groups will be the first to be inoculated.
Russia is the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine. Many scientists in the country and abroad have been skeptical, however, questioning the decision to register the vaccine before Phase 3 trials that normally last for months and involve thousands of people.