the world health organisation, WHO, says, that it can only approve a Covid-19-vaccine, if it has been through strict safety tests. The opinion is a comment to Russia's surprising announcement that it has approved a vaccine against the new coronavirus.
on Tuesday morning, for the first time in the world registered a vaccine in Russia against the new coronavirus, said president Vladimir Putin in a televised video calls to his ministers on Tuesday morning.
In Geneva, says WHO spokesman Tarik Seward, that the united nations organization is in close contact with the Russian health authorities, and to hold discussions about WHO's view of the vaccine.
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the research institute Gamaleja in cooperation with the Russian ministry of defense.
There is work currently on the 165 candidate vaccines all over the world, according to the WHO's latest overview. 26 of the vaccines is being tested on humans. Six vaccines are most developed and in the so-called Phase 3 clinical evaluation.
Gamaleja-the candidate is among the 26 which are tested on people.
It is detected as being in phase 1. A Russian spokesman says that the Wednesday will be moved to phase 3, and that industrial production will begin in september. Three western vaccines and two chinese are in Phase 3 now. 20 countries have ordered over a billion doses, it says.
In the world as a whole, countries have ordered 5.7 billion doses of the different candidate vaccines, when they become ready.
Oxford University, which has collaborated with medicinalgiganten AstraZeneca, hope on the results in september.
The White House says president Trumps special adviser Kellyanne Conway, that Russia has not undertaken the necessary investigations.
A spokeswoman for the German ministry of health says that there are doubts about the quality of the new vaccine from Russia.
- the EU approves only of new vaccines and new medicines, which are fully clinically tested, she says.