Sputnik Light approved in Benin

14 January

The Russian Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine has been approved by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Benin, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced.

"The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced that the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Benin approved the Russian single-component COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light. The registration took place in the framework of an emergency use authorization (EUA)," the report says.

The report stresses that Sputnik Light is highly effective against various strains, including Delta and Omicron. "It can be used both on its own and as a booster injection," RDIF clarified. Sputnik Light is currently registered in more than 30 countries.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, about 320.2 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus and about 5.5 million have died. In Russia, 10,747,125 cases of infection have been reported, 9,809,300 people have recovered and 319,911 have died, according to the federal operational headquarters for the coronavirus. The Russian government has launched a stopcoronavirus.rf resource (стопкоронавирус.рф) to inform about the situation in the country.



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Based on materials from TASS