Brazil produced the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19

View of the Russian vaccine shipment Sputnik V (EFE / Mohamed Messara / Archive)

Brazilian pharmaceutical company União Química produced the first batch of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik VAccording to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (FIDR), Thursday, in a statement.

After passing the quality control procedures of the aesthetic center, The vaccine produced by União Química will be exported to other Latin American countries In order to fight COVID-19, “as stated in the Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund statement.

on time, FIDR transferred the necessary technology to União Química To start production, as well as scientific documentation and biomaterials.

At the beginning of January the president of the pharmaceutical company, Fernando de Castro Marquez, He traveled to Russia to visit Sputnik V production centers.

Then, The two sides agreed to supply 150 million doses this year from Sputnik V For the Latin American nation.

Overview of the pharmaceutical company União Química, where the Sputnik V vaccine is being produced against the Coronavirus (REUTERS / Adriano Machado)
Overview of the pharmaceutical company União Química, where the Sputnik V vaccine is being produced against the Coronavirus (REUTERS / Adriano Machado)

At the end of April, the creators of the Sputnik V. He criticized the decision of the Brazilian health regulator To disavow the import of the Russian setup, which they saw as a “political background.” What’s more, Rejecting the criticism of Anvisa, the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency.

Brazil ranks third in the world for the number of positive people for COVID-19, With 15.8 million infected with the Coronavirus that has claimed a life 440,000 people in the country.

Seven Brazilian states recorded more than 90 percent of occupied ICU beds. Reports indicate that Pernambuco, Parana, Rio Grande del Norte, Ciara, Santa Catarina, Piauí and Sergipe are the states in this situation, while a total of 17 represent an upward trend in this family’s occupation of patients affected by COVID-19. Brazilian media Newspaper.

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This increase occurs amidst the resilience of economic activities and the resumption of face-to-face lessons at some pointsAs conservatives sought to stabilize infection rates.

In this context, Governor João Doria, in the state of San Pablo, announced flexibility in the conduct of trade in the region from June 1, while several cities in the interior issued a decision to close and curfews due to the increase in cases and hospitalization.

He stated that the most stringent measures had been taken in the northern cities of Franca, Bebedoro and Battis, where hospitals were overcrowded. Twitter.

(With information from EFE)

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