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Russia says it records no deaths linked to its coronavirus vaccines

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A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic//File Photo

MOSCOW, April 9 (Reuters) - Russia’s health watchdog said on Friday it had not registered any deaths linked to domestically-produced coronavirus vaccines and that negative side-effects occurred in no more than 0.1% of cases.

"Since the start of use, we have not recorded a single case of death resulting from the use of Russian coronavirus vaccines," Roszdravnadzor head Alla Samoylova was cited as saying in a statement from the health ministry.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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