Under an agreement reached by leaders of Belarus and Russia in a phone call, Belarus will be the first foreign recipient of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine.
Belarusians will also take part in the third phase of trials on a voluntary basis, a presidential statement said, as reported by Anadolu Agency.
On Aug. 1, Russia announced its first vaccine against coronavirus. Russian officials have confirmed that mass vaccination could begin as soon as October. Russian President Vladimir Putin said his daughter has already been given the vaccine.
Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko also discussed the latest situation in Belarus and on its borders.