Russia Malaysia agreement on corona-virus vaccine!
Russia has shocked the world by approving a quick vaccine in the Corona situation. The Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) has signed a draft agreement with the Russian Embassy through the National Institute of Biotechnology (NIBM) in Malaysia for the clinical trial of the corona virus vaccine Sputnik V and its development.
Deputy Minister Ahmed Amjad Hashim Dewan said in response to a question from Senator Datuk Rajali Idris about the recent success of the ministry’s special task force in exploring opportunities for the production of the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday (September 22nd).
At the same time, he said, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has acquired the exclusive right to supply the Sputnik V vaccine to the world. Sputnik v Gamalia developed by the National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology that developed the vaccine for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MARS) organization. The third phase of this Sputnik V clinical trial is expected to involve participants worldwide. More discussions with the Russian embassy will be held soon on the vaccine.
The Deputy Minister further said that an LOI has been signed here with the Cuban Embassy in collaboration with the Finlay Vaccine Institute (Biocubapharma) and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba. The Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation have taken the initiative to partner with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparation Innovation (CEPI) to enable Malaysia in the future to vaccinate, transfer technology and acquire new skills for local researchers.
Malaysia will have access to research information and development on vaccine production under the auspices of the CPI. Which includes vaccine research conducted by a team of researchers at Oxford University. Meanwhile, 72 people have been infected with a corona in the last 24 hours in the country. In all, 10,356 people have been infected and 130 have died in the country so far. So far, 9,563 people have returned home healthy.