China's leading epidemiologist praises Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

# 20 August 2020 15:06 (UTC +04:00)

China's leading epidemiologist, Zhong Nanshan, has given high praise to the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 and has congratulated the country on completing the vaccine registration, the Russian Embassy in Beijing said on Thursday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Zhong Nanshan has highly appraised the vaccine against COVID-19, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. He has congratulated our country on the completion of the state registration procedure", the Russian Embassy in Beijing said in a statement.

The epidemiologist also noted that the vaccine was safe and expressed hope for a "successful completion of the clinical trials", the embassy added.

Zhong also pointed to the active cooperation between Russian and Chinese experts on the development of COVID-19 vaccines.