Sri Lanka became the 43rd country to authorize Russia’s coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Thursday.
“The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund) announces the approval of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Sputnik V has been registered under the emergency use authorization procedure,” RDIF said in a statement.
The Russian vaccine has now been approved for emergency use in 43 countries across the world.
Developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Sputnik V was the world’s first officially-registered vaccine against COVID-19.