Germany may buy up to 30m doses of Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Photo: EPA Health minister Jens Spahn

Germany wants to buy up to a total 30 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in June, July and August as long as the European drugs regulator gives the shot the green light, the premier of the state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, said on Thursday in Moscow, Reuters reported.

German Health minister Jens Spahn said earlier this month that Germany was negotiating with Russia on an advance purchase agreement of Sputnik V. Spahn told a news conference on 9 April that the requirements were approval by the European Medicines Agency, as well as whether doses would be available within the next few months.

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