Russia to start mass anti-coronavirus vaccinations by October (news.cgtn.com)

Russia will start mass anti-coronavirus vaccination by October this year and will prioritize medical workers and teachers in the country, according to local new agencies on Saturday, citing the health minister Mikhail Murashko.

The COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute, has completed clinical trials, Murashko said, adding that the documents for vaccine registration is under preparation. 

On Saturday, a total of 5,462 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Russia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 845,443, official data showed. 

The death toll in the country now stands at 14,058. So far, 646,524 patients have recovered from the disease in the country.

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