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Iran plans to start making Russia's Sputnik V vaccine in April -RIA

Vial labelled "Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine" placed on displayed Sputnik V logo is seen in this illustration picture taken March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran expects to start domestic production of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in April, the RIA news agency cited the Iranian ambassador to Moscow as saying on Friday.

Iran approved Sputnik V for domestic use in January, and says it has received more than 400,000 of the 2 million doses it ordered from Russia.

Reporting by Max Rodionov; writing by Polina Ivanova; editing by Jason Neely

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