1st batch of Sputnik V vaccine produced for civilian circulation

1st batch of Sputnik V vaccine produced for civilian circulation   Mihail Dzhaparidze/TASS MOSCOW (TASS/PNA) – The first batch of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), known as Sputnik V, was produced in Russia for civilian circulation. The supplies of the medication to the Russian regions are expected soon, the Health Ministry said. “The … Continue reading


WHO cautions Russia on Covid-19 vaccine

GENEVA (Philippines News Agency/Anadolu) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine but cautioned that progress in the fight against the virus should not compromise on safety. Commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s earlier announcement that Russia had registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, at a … Continue reading


DOST to lead clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccine from Russia

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will lead the clinical trials for a coronavirus virus (Covid-19) vaccine developed and offered to the Philippines by the Russian Federation, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday. In a message to reporters, the DOH said the DOST is the lead agency in the … Continue reading


President Duterte accepts Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine offer

PRRD accepts Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine offer By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Duterte MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday accepted the offer of Russia to supply the Philippines with its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines once mass production starts. In a public address in Davao City, Duterte said he is “very happy” by … Continue reading


Russia thanks PH for helping repatriate nationals amid ECQ

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Russian Embassy in Manila on Thursday night thanked the Philippine government for helping repatriate some 650 Russian nationals affected by the community quarantine imposed in different parts of the country, “No Embassy in the world has its own boats or airplanes. Therefore, we owe a debt of gratitude to the … Continue reading


Business as usual in Philippines, DTI chief tells Russian biz

Business as usual in PHL, DTI chief tells Russian biz   MOSCOW (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has assured Russian businessmen that it is “business as usual” in the Philippines despite the martial law declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte in Mindanao. During the Philippine-Russia Business Forum at … Continue reading