| 17 September 2021, Friday |

Lebanon will start producing “Sputnik V” vaccine soon, says Abdallah

Member of the Democratic Gathering, MP Bilal Abdallah wrote on his Twitter account that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will be produced locally very soon.

Abdallah said: “The local pharmaceutical manufacturer Arwan will soon start producing the ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine, for internal and regional markets.”

He added: “The company has signed finally the agreement with the Russian authorities. It is a qualitative achievement for the promising pharmaceutical industry, which is in dire need for protective and supportive policies and incentives from the state in order to boost investments in this vital sector.”